24-year-old Russian striker Nikolai Goldobin has confirmed he will be leaving NHL club of Vancouver Canucks and spending the next two seasons in the KHL.
RIA News – “The Canucks did not want to sign a contract with me and I was disappointed with how everything turned out with Vancouver. But I am happy to be in the KHL and in two years I will try to return to the NHL,” quotes TSN journalist Rick Dalival posted a 24-year-old Russian on his Twitter account.
According to NBC Sports, Goldobin signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow. Goldobin was selected by the “San Jose Sharks” in the NHL 2014 draft from the # 27 overall ranking and made his league debut in the 2015-16 season. For the next two years, Goldobin commuted between NHL and AHL. After playing eleven games for San Jose and a total of 106 games for the Barracuda Sharks, the striker moved to Vancouver in the 2016-17 season. There, too, he switched back and forth between the Canucks and Utica in the AHL, except for the 2018-19 season. Goldobin completed a total of 125 games in the NHL and scored 46 (19 + 27) points, in the AHL in 212 games with 183 points (73 + 110).