NHL Rumors: KHL Star Likely To Sign With Canucks

According to Thomas Drance and Rick Dhaliwal, the Vancouver Canucks are the expected favorite to sign KHL star Andrei Kuzmenko this summer. 

Kuzmenko just put together a dominant season with SKA St. Petersburg this season. In 45 games, he scored 20 goals and added 33 assists. With this kind of production, there's reason to believe that he could make an immediate impact at the NHL level. Naturally, this would make him a very solid addition to the Canucks if signed. 

The Canucks have been linked to Kuzmenko since the end of the regular season, and this latest development shows that the 26-year-old could truly be Vancouver bound. Let's see if they are the winners of the sweepstakes from here. 

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