Agent: Vancouver Canucks, Nikita Tryamkin in communication


It looks like Nikita Tryamkin could return to the Vancouver Canucks after three years in the KHL.

Tryamkin agent Todd Diamond told Ben Kuzma of the Province of Vancouver that he was in communication with Canucks general manager Jim Benning and that he believed the 25-year-old defender was ready to return. North America.

Kuzma: Benning & Diamond talk, to see if it’s possible to bring Tryamkin back

According to Ben Kuzma of the province, Jim Benning and Todd Diamond had some discussions on the possibility of bringing back Tryamkin. Ben says it’s not as easy as signing it because the Canucks have contract issues, UFA has to sign this summer and we don’t know what the salary cap will be next year.

“His game and style are better suited to the NHL than to the KHL,” said Diamond. “I think it will be an easy transition. And having already been there, he knows what to expect. He knows what will be required of the supervisory and training staff and he is hired.

“He never gave up hope. He is very proud and has always wanted to return. And it’s probably a good time because you want this unit (list) to grow together. “

Diamond added, however, that the two sides will likely have to wait to reach an agreement until the fate of the current season is decided and next year’s salary cap is set.

“Things are obviously stalled due to the uncertainty of the near future and the impact this will have on the numbers,” said Diamond. “We have to see what the ceiling is going to look like and if we can move this thing forward, or if we can’t. “

Tryamkin’s third round pick in 2014, Tryamkin joined the team after the KHL season ended in 2015, scoring a goal and two points in 13 games. He played 66 games the following season, posting two goals and nine points before choosing to return to the KHL after missing the playoffs under head coach Willie Desjardins.

Tryamkin finished the KHL season with two goals and 11 points in 58 games with Yekaterinburg Automobilist this season, adding two assists in five playoff games. He had a career high of nine goals and 25 points in 51 games when he returned to the KHL in 2017-2018.


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