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Vancouver Canucks Not Closing Door On Nikita Tryamkin

Vancouver Canucks Not Closing Door On Nikita Tryamkin
Published On: Wed, Nov 07
Sep 22, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; San Jose Sharks defenseman Mirco Mueller (41) reaches for the puck against Vancovuer Canucks forward Ronalds Kenins (41) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

In the spring of 2017, just after the Vancouver Canucks finished a disappointing season at 30-43-9 and had fired their head coachA Willie Desjardins. The team had plenty to be excited about though, as theya€™d flipped some assets at the deadline for young forwardsA Nikolay GoldobinA andA Jonathan DahlenA while signingA Brock BoeserA out of the college ranks and seeing him excel right away. The team also had three young talents on defense that were showing promise, inA Troy Stecher,A Ben HuttonA andA Nikita Tryamkin. Unfortunately,A the latter decided to return to RussiaA and the KHL after his first full NHL season and has been there ever since.

Now 24, Tryamkin is in the midst of his second season with his hometown Yekaterinburg since returning to the KHL, and is continuing his development. After averaging more than 21 minutes a night last season, his numbers have dropped to a still-repsectible 19 minutes on average. The massive 6a€™7a€³ defenseman has just three points on the season, but is still a very interesting player for the Canucks to keep an eye on.A 

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