The e book now seems to be closed for good on Nikita Tryamkin and the Vancouver Canucks.
The 6-foot-8 Russian defenceman re-signed with hometown crew at the moment, inking a two-year contract extension with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL.
⚡️Никита Трямкин с нами ещё на два года!
«Автомобилист» продлил односторонний контракт с защитником команды, уроженцем Екатеринбурга Никитой Трямкиным! 26-летний хоккеист остаётся в родном клубе до 30 апреля 2023 года. https://t.co/ca6SesFSOI pic.twitter.com/FIn3C6qXEB
— ХК «Автомобилист» (@IHCAvtomobilist) May 2, 2021
“I’m glad to signal a brand new contract with Avtomobilist,” Tryamkin mentioned (translated from Russian with Google Translate). “We are going to proceed to work, battle on the ice within the ranks of our personal membership. The primary purpose is to attempt to win, to realize one thing not just for your self, but additionally for the crew.”
The deal retains Tryamkin in Russia till April 30, 2023, at which level he’ll be 4 months faraway from his twenty ninth birthday. Which means Tryamkin has doubtless performed his final recreation in a Canucks uniform, as in two years he can be thought of an unrestricted free agent by the NHL.
Tryamkin’s agent Todd Diamond had been outspoken about his shopper’s want to return to the NHL, however the Canucks’ precarious cap scenario difficult issues. The large blueliner needed to return final 12 months additionally.
Diamond advised Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK TV that the Canucks and Tryamkin couldn’t come to an settlement on a brand new deal, as the edges had been too far aside on a greenback determine.
Tryamkin agent Todd Diamond – I advised the Canucks what it might tackle each a 1 or 2 12 months time period they usually advised me what they may assure at the moment and the hole was simply too huge for Nikita.
— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) May 2, 2021
“He nonetheless has the identical want to point out folks he could be a full-time, profitable participant within the NHL,” Diamond advised Dhaliwal and Don Taylor present on CHEK TV April 20.
Diamond mentioned that he believed Tryamkin could possibly be a top-four defenceman on the NHL stage, although actually that continues to be to be seen and a few scouts are skeptical.
“It’s a unique individual from the man who left Vancouver 4 years in the past,” mentioned Diamond. “He’s made a dedication to being in form, to being the perfect professional he could be, to having a great eating regimen. He’s slimmed down considerably since then. He actually is all-in.”
It seems like Tryamkin can be all-in for Yekaterinburg as a substitute.
Drafted by the Canucks within the third-round in 2014, Tryamkin performed 79 video games for Vancouver earlier than returning to Russia in 2017. Tryamkin signed a one-year extension together with his KHL crew final 12 months, shopping for time for a possible return subsequent season, however clearly that didn’t pan out.