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Kings sign Vladimir Tkachyov

May 31, 2021, 1:07 PM ET [10 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The Los Angeles Kings announced over the weekend that they’ve signed forward Vladimir Tkachyov to a one-year contract, which carries a $925,000 cap hit.

Tkachyov has spent his entire professional career in Russia, but did play in the QMJHL from 2013 to 2015. This season, the 25-year-old forward scored 11 goals and 38 points in 45 KHL games.

Here are how his goals and points per game averages in the KHL compare to those of other players in their KHL season played at 24 and 25 years old respectively:


Nikita Gusev: 0.42 G/GP, 1.25 P/GP
Nikolai Prokhorkin: 0.34 G/GP, 0.70 P/GP
Vladimir Tkachyov: 0.25 G/GP, 0.76 P/GP
Ilya Mikheyev: 0.37 G/GP, 0.73 P/GP


Nikita Gusev: 0.41 G/GP, 1.15 P/GP
Nikolai Prokhorkin: 0.49 G/GP, 1.00 P/GP
Vladimir Tkachyov: 0.24 G/GP, 0.84 P/GP

Based on his stats alone over the last two seasons, Tkachyov doesn’t necessarily project as a high-end forward. That said, he could certainly be a quality secondary contributor and it’ll be exciting to see what he’s able to do at the NHL level.

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