Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Nikita Tryamkin to a 2-year entry-level contract.
Tryamkin, 21, appeared in 53 games for the Yekaterinburg Automobilis of the Kontinental Hockey League this season, where he established career-highs in goals (4), assists (7), points (11) and penalty minutes (71). The 6’8”, 220-pound defenceman also tallied an assist and four penalty minutes in six playoff games. In 188 regular season games over four seasons with Yekaterinburg, Tryamkin has registered 28 points (9-19-28) along with 158 penalty minutes.
On the international stage, Tryamkin registered three points (1-2-3) and finished with a +5 rating to help Russia capture a bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships. A native of Yekaterinburg, Russia, Tryamkin was the Vancouver Canucks’ fourth pick (third round, 66th overall) at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.