It’s being reported out of Russia by Rsports.ru that Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee is looking at signing Stephane Da Costa to an NHL contract.
“NHL” Vegas “is considering the possibility of signing a contract with Stephane Da Costa,” – said the agency. Per Rsports.ru
He is originally from Paris, France.
Da Costa who was originally undrafted when he signed on with the Ottawa Senators back in the 2010-2011 season for an initial 2-year deal that was worth $2.65 million at an AAV of $1.325 million.
The original deal included a $180,000 sign on bonus that was split up over his first two seasons with Ottawa.
He would sign on with Ottawa two more times with separate contracts from the 2012-2013 season and the 2013-2014 campaign. Both of those were rated at $800,000 and $850,000 respectively.
Stephane spent 7 seasons with the Ottawa and Binghamton Senators organizations. With the AHL Senators club, Da Costa played in 159 games and recorded 44 goals and 88 assists at 132 points. In his tour of duty with the NHL Senators, he produced thru 47 games 7 goals and 4 assists at 11 points.
Over the past three seasons, he’s been playing in the KHL for CSKA Moscow. In his three seasons with Moscow De Costa has suited up in 94 games as he tallied 46 goals and added 50 assists for 96 points (1.02 points per game).
His KHL playoffs experience includes 39 games played with 15 goals and 13 assists at 28 points (0.72 points per game).
He played with linemate Alexander Radulov with CSKA Moscow who in recent time came back to the NHL with the Montréal Canadiéns.
Stephane Da Costa Highlights With CSKA Moscow
Da Costa currently plays the centerman role position.
Like Shipachyov with Team Russia, Da Costa is also playing in this year’s IIHF World Championship tournament with France. Stephane is also playing in the tournament with his brother Teddy De Costa.
Da Costa is currently among the best-rated goal scoring snipers in the tournament with Canadian forward Nathan MacKinnon scoring 5 goals in four games as both of them are tied for first place.
Stephane Da Costa Data Table