In this year’s IIHF Worlds Tournament Vegas Golden Knights forward Vadim Shipachyov has been having a great run in the scoring department that spans over 6 straight games before hitting the brick wall against the Czech Republic in the last prelim round robin play earlier this week.
Currently, among the players in the tournament Shipachyov is in a 3-way tie with 12 points with Sweden’s William Nylander and Canada’s Nathan MacKinnon in 3rd place.
Among his fellow teammate’s Shipachyov is ranked 3rd behind Artemi Panarin who has 14 points and Nikita Kucherov with 13 points.
The biggest game in the tournament that Shipachyov was against the Italians early on where he recorded 4 power play assists.
His next best game came when Team Russia faced Team Slovakia. In that matchup, he scored his second highest point production of the tournament with 3 assists.
He also knotted 2-goals during the matchup vs. The Germans.
8 of his 12 helpers in the tournament are courtesy of power play points.
Tomorrow Shipachyov and Team Russia square off against the high-powered Canadians in an elimination game. The winner of that matchup moves to gold medal game. That game can be seen in the US market on the NHL Network.
Last year Shipachyov completed the Worlds tournament as the scoring leader with 18 points (6 goals and 12 assists) to his credit.
When he gets to Vegas, Golden Knights fans are in for a real treat to see Shipachyov play on T-Mobile Arena ice for a consistent basis going forward.