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CONFIRMED: Canucks' Sign Andrei Kuzmenko to a Two-Year Extension

Canucks' GM, Patrik Allvin announced today that the team has reached an agreement with a contract extension for Andrei Kuzmenko. The Russian forward will be sticking around for another two seasons, after both parties agreed to a two-year deal, worth $11,000,000. Kuzmenko will carry a cap hit od $5,500,000, starting next season. Andrei Kuzmenko $5.5M x 2 Most comparable contracts: 1. Mason Marchment $4.5M x 4 2. Ilya Mikheyev $4.75M x 4 3. Evgeni Dadonov $4M x 3 https://t.co/IHTrCilf03 pic.twitter.com/1WYLeV8V3R — CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) January 26, 2023 The 26-year-old rookie, has been one of the only bright spots on a poor Vancouver team. Kuzmenko is among the points leaders on the team as he currently sits with 21 goals and 22 assists in 47 games.

Q/A w/ 2022 Draft Picks: Connor Kurth, Josh Davies, Ty Young, Mason Beaupit (FLA, TB, VAN, SJ)

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft was full of immense talent that will eventually run the league in the future. Recently, the Cajoled Team had the chance to ask four NHL picks questions, here are their responses: Connor Kurth - Tampa Bay Lightning  Q :  Who was/is your favourite hockey team? A: My old favourite was the Wild, my new favourite is Tampa Q: Favourite hockey memory? A: Winning the league championship my 16u year Q :  Person that you look up to? A: I look up to my mom! She is a great role model. Q :  Favourite hockey player? A: Matthew Tkachuk IG:  @connorkurth Twitter:  @connor_kurth Josh Davies - Florida Panthers Q :  Who was/is your favourite hockey team? A: I gotta say The Edmonton Oilers have been my favourite team growing up. But I think I gotta switch to The Florida Panthers now Q: Favourite hockey memory? A: Playing for Team Canada at the U18 World Championships in Germany  Q :  Person that you look up to? A: Max Domi and my dad Q :  Favourite hockey player? A: Josh Anderson

Will Jack Studnicka Perform with the Vancouver Canucks?

The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Jack Studnicka from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Michael DiPietro and Jonathan Myrenberg. Studnicka is a 23-year-old centerman who was a former second-round pick by the Bruins during the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.  Studnicka will have every opportunity to perform with his new team. With the injuries to Brock Boeser and Curtis Lazar, Studnicka is expected to join the team as soon as possible. The 23-year-old is waivers eligible, meaning he would have to be placed on league waivers prior to being sent down to the AHL.   The Windsor native has found success at the AHL level, but has yet to translate his play to the NHL level. When Studnicka competed against the likes of Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and Charlie Coyle in Boston, the youngster was left playing very few minutes a night.   There is no doubt that Studnicka is a dedicated player who wants to continue to grow in his game. Early on in his pro career, the Bruins notified Studnicka that

NHL Rumors: Kaprizov leads Wild, Kuzmenko Projections, Mackinnon Contract Updates, Jan Rutta

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Kaprizov Looks to Repeat Successful Season The 25-year-old Russian forward is coming off a 108-point season. Unfortunately, for the Wild, they weren't able to make any big splashes this offseason, besides re-signing important figures on their current team. With the loss of Kevin Fiala, it is now solely up to Kirill Kaprizov to lead Minnesota's offense.   The Wild selected Kaprizov with the 135th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Wild selected Kaprizov out of Novokuznetsk Metallurg of the KHL. After the draft, Kaprizov would play four more seasons in the KHL, then opt to make an impact on North American ice.   Ever since getting to Minnesota, Kaprizov has shown himself to be a star offensive player. Kaprizov's resume includes an all-star appearance and the Rookie of t