Vegas adds KHL top scorer Gusev for playoffs

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The Vegas Golden Knights are getting reinforcement for his or her playoff push.

Vegas introduced it signed KHL main scorer Nikita Gusev to one-year entry degree contract on Sunday. Gusev, a Moscow native, scored a league-high 82 factors (17 objectives, 65 assists) for SKA St. Petersburg this season, which was eradicated within the convention finals of the Gagarin Cup playoffs final week. Gusev was the KHL’s MVP in 2018.

The 26-year-old Gusev was beforehand on the Golden Knights’ reserve checklist and is eligible to play within the postseason. He wanted to be launched from his KHL contract early with a purpose to signal within the NHL.

Gusev helped the Olympic Athletes of Russia to a gold medal within the 2018 Olympics, tallying 12 factors (4 objectives, eight assists) in six video games. He was lately named the coaching camp roster for Workforce Russia for Could’s World Championships in Slovakia, although he’s unlikely to play in that event now. Gusev performed 9 seasons within the KHL, accumulating 332 factors (119 objectives, 213 assists) in 391 video games.

The Golden Knights are at the moment tied with the San Jose Sharks, one recreation apiece, of their first spherical collection. Sport three is Sunday night time in Las Vegas.

Vegas acquired Gusev’s rights from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the course of the 2017 growth draft.

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