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Vadim Shipachyov: Latest News

Keep up to date on all of the latest news about new Golden Knights center Vadim Shipachyov

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

On May 4, the Golden Knights made a major splash by signing highly sought after KHL free agent Vadim Shipachyov to a two-year, $9 million contract.

Although Shipachyov is hardly a household name in North America, the 30-year-old has been considered perhaps the world's best playmaker "not" in the NHL.

 

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Vadim Shipachyov set a record earlier today for goals in a game (2) by someone under contract to the Golden Knightshttps://t.co/vmfXEJQ1QY pic.twitter.com/ivBg8LRpkb

 

And with 50 assists in 50 games with SKA Saint Petersburg this season and a KHL best 93 helpers the past two campaigns, Shipachyov in every bit seems as if he can jump to the NHL and immediately assume a role on one of Vegas' top two lines.

As Shipachyov currenly skates for Russia at the World Championships before arriving in Vegas, here is your hub for all of the latest news related to the Golden Knights newest player.

 

Video: Golden Knights sign Vadim Shipachyov

 

Shipachyov's Jersey Number Remains Undecided

In his homeland, Shipachyov has long been associated with wearing the No. 87.

Although the rarity of this number (only five players in NHL history have worn it) makes it seem as if Shipachyov will have no probllem claiming these digits with the Golden Knights, general manager George McPhee said the issue hasn't yet been discussed.

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Shipachyov scores twice in 6-3 Russian victory

Shipachyov helped Russia to its second win in three games by scoring twice in a 6-3 victory over Germany.

 

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: 4 assists yesterday + 2 goals today = Vadim Shipachyov������up at the #IIHFWorlds. pic.twitter.com/MD3ZDv6gL6

 

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Shipachyov's monster four-asisst game paces Russia

Well to be fair, it wasn't as if he was playing against the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens in this one.

But regardless, Shipachyov's four assists in Russia's 10-1 victory are still incredibly impressive.

 

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: It was a big day for Vadim Shipachyov with �������� in Russia's 10-1 win vs. Italy at the #IIHFWorlds today. #BoldInGold pic.twitter.com/uzRlyCwYjm

 

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How unconventional is Shipachyov's path?

Shipachyov has played with and against NHL players throughout his career.

This season in St. Petersburg, he lined up alongside Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk and Slava Voynov.

At the World Championships, his current linemate is Artemi Panarin.

And throughout all of this compeition, Shipachyov has either scored as much or more than these teammates, all of whom have or had impressive NHL resumes.

So to expect Shipachyov to being an impact player at the NHL level is certainly fair. Although, as VegasGoldenKnights.com examines, his path to North America as a 30-year-old "rookie" is still unconventional, although not without precedent.

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Who is Vadim Shipachyov?

For eight fun facts to get to know the man better, click HERE

 

Shipachyov will be expected to play a lot

The obvious joke, of course, is that he should expect to receive important minutes.

After all, he's one of only two players currently on the roster.

 

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Although even once thr Golden Knights' lineup is fully stocked, NHL.com writes that Vegas will still be leaning heavily on Shipachyov for production.

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