Golden Knights sign 2nd player, Russian forward Vadim Shipachyov

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Ivan Sekretarev/ AP Russia’s Vadim Shipachyov celebrates his 2nd objective during the Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinal match in between Russia and Germany, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Thursday, Might 4, 2017|8:20 p.m.

. The Vegas Golden Knights have actually signed their 2nd player in franchise history, General Supervisor George McPhee announced Thursday.

Russian complimentary agent forward Vadim Shipachyov has actually been signed to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million each year.

Shipachyov ended up third in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia with 26 goals and 50 assists for SKA St. Petersburg.

“Vadim is an extremely proficient playmaker who has had a remarkable career in the Kontinental Hockey League,” McPhee stated. “He has won two KHL championships, has actually been among the league leaders in scoring the last 2 seasons and has actually delighted in success at the worldwide level for Team Russia. We believe he can be an effect player in the NHL.”

The 30-year-old forward scored 4 goals and added 15 assists throughout this year’s KHL playoffs and helped lead his group to two KHL champions in 2015 and 2017.

Shipachyov has registered 137 objectives and 275 helps for 412 points in 445 video games divided between St. Petersburg and his home town team of Severstal Cherepovets.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward is presently in Cologne, Germany, with Group Russia at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.

This is a developing story. Inspect back later for remarks from Shipachyov.

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