Former Anaheim Ducks Bust Signs In Russia

Every year, players from overseas sign to the NHL with high hopes and plenty of hype behind them, and while some turn out fantastic, others do not, and a great example of the latter is former Swedish MVP Kodie Curran, who scored at more than a point-per-game in his final year before signing with Anaheim in 2020. Unfortunately for Curran, he was never able to play at the NHL level, as he struggled to adapt to the skill and the pace of the game in the States, and was eventually traded to Boston in the move that saw Anaheim acquire Hampus Lindholm, but he had no luck there either.

Unfortunately for both squads, he was just never able to put it together, and after earning around $2 million during his time stateside, the former Swedish MVP is headed to Russia for the 2022 season, where he will hopefully again be able to find the form that had him scoring a point-per-game as a Defenceman. 

Sometimes, for one reason or other, things just don't work out, and despite all the promise that he showed, and the hope that the Ducks had for him as a key member of the future of this team, it just didn't work out, and now he's headed to Russia to hopefully revitalize his career. 

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