Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin and NHL Agent Dan Milstein, jointly confirm that Andrei Kuzmenko has committed to play for the Vancouver Canucks. Contract details are in the process of being finalized.
"I have been watching Andrei since his 2014.15 season and have been impressed with his development and improvement on the ice," said Allvin. "Once the contract details are finalized, we look forward to welcoming him to the Canucks organization and helping him continue to grow as a hockey player."
"We would like to thank all the teams that we met with for their time and interest," said Milstein, Gold Star Hockey CEO. "We were impressed by what the Canucks organization wants to accomplish and the winning culture they are building. Andrei felt a good connection with the management team and is looking forward to playing for Bruce Boudreau."
Kuzmenko, 26, accumulated 53 points (20-33-53), 10 penalty minutes and a +15 plus/minus rating in 45 games played with St. Petersburg SKA of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) last season. He set career highs in points (53) and assists (33), leading the team in both categories. He also set a career high in goals (20) ranking him second on the team.
The un-drafted, 5'11", 194-pound forward is eligible for signing on July 13th at 9:00am PT.