Las Vegas—Vadim Shipachyov of the Vegas Golden Knights who is currently going thru with the process to retire from the NHL with the franchise since being suspended was reported by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet of being sought after by the Anaheim Ducks.
In his weekly show on Sportsnet “31 Thoughts”, Friedman talked about how Ducks General Manager Bob Murray tried acquiring Shipachyov from the Golden Knights.
The thing that broke the deal off with the Golden Knights and Ducks was the repayment of Shipachyov’s $2 million signing bonus.
If the deal went thru between Vegas and Anaheim for Shipachyov the expected return that the Golden Knights would get from the Ducks was reported to be a 5th round pick.
The Russian centerman played in a total of 7 games with the Golden Knights this season with 4 of them in the preseason where he recorded 1 assist and in 3 games in the regular campaign where he scored his only NHL goal against the Boston Bruins.
Shipachyov’s original contract with the Golden Knights was signed back in May before the IIHF Worlds Tournament worth $9 million for two years at an AAV of $4.5 mil per season. He’s only played three regular season games and made approximately $164,634 of his contract with the organization.
He is scheduled to finalize his retirement paperwork with the Golden Knights tomorrow. However, his NHL rights with the Golden Knights remain until he turns 35 years of age.