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VANCOUVER CANUCKS TO LOSE RIGHTS TO RUSSIAN PROSPECT AFTER FAILING TO LURE HIM BACK TO THE NHL

MAY 2, 2021  (11H21)      MIKE ARMENTI
The Vancouver Canucks sure could have used Nikita Tryamkin this season, as their porous defense and apparent lack of physicality are two areas where the hulking Russian defenseman excels.

The now 26-year-old left the Canucks back in 2017 after the club failed to offer him the types of opportunities that would be afforded to him back in his native Russia, but the desire to bring Tryamkin back to North America seems to have been a constant over the past four seasons.

Well, that dream is officially dead in Vancouver as Tryamkin has decided to remain in the KHL for two more seasons with Avtomobilist Ekaturinburg, the team with whom he has spent his entire 8-season KHL career.

Interestingly enough, Tryamkin's rights will no longer belong to the Canucks at the conclusion of his current deal with Avto.

During an on-air interview with Donnie & Dhali in Vancouver on April 20th, Tryamkin's agent, Todd Diamond, revealed that he and his client had been working with the Canucks to set up a potential meeting to discuss the terms of a possible return for Tryamkin to Vancouver.

"Nikita wants to return to the NHL," Diamond stated on the program. "He wanted to do that last summer, last offseason I should say and you know, it didn't work out and he still has the same desire to show people that he can be a full-time successful player."

Obviously talks quickly fell apart, likely due to Vancouver's current salary cap situation, having very little room with which to accommodate a contract for Tryamkin that he and his agent feel reflects his value.

Nevertheless, a desire such as the one Tryamkin possesses to return to the best league in the world does not fade and he will eventually find his way back to the NHL. Unfortunately for the Canucks organization, however, it will not likely be in Vancouver.

Tryamkin was drafted in the 3rd round (66th overall) by Vancouver back in 2014. He played just 79 games over a 13-month span for the Canucks prior to jumping ship back to Russia in what he called a family decision.


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NHL STATS
SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
+4
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
+2
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
+2
52283967
MITCH MARNER
+1
54204767
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
+1
50402565
PATRICK KANE
54154964
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
+1
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+2
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
+2
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
+1
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
ALEX DEBRINCAT
50292352
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 8, 2021 G A PTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
1 3 4
REILLY SMITH
3 - 3
TIM STUTZLE
3 - 3
ALEXANDER WENNBERG
3 - 3
CONNOR BROWN
1 2 3
PHIL KESSEL
1 2 3
PAVEL BUCHNEVICH
- 3 3
SETH JONES
- 3 3
LEON DRAISAITL
2 - 2
CHRISTIAN DVORAK
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS