The Dallas Stars bought out Val Nichushkin’s contract earlier this summer following his first season back in the NHL.
Nichushkin played in 57 games with 0 goals and 10 assists in that time while averaging 11:55 on the ice with 32 blocked shots, 71 hits, and 24 takeaways. He played in 1 playoff game with the Stars.
Nichushkin has a powerful stride and is versatile but he had problems with consistency last season that cost him ice time. He’s got a second change to make a great impression with the Avs. Nichushkin signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Avalanche worth $850,000.
The Avalanche were hot in the playoffs last season and have been making trades to have a big season. Val is a tough player and he can help out the Avalanches’ younger players who are just coming into the league. A change of pace is always helpful for a player so this can be a great thing for Val and the Avalanche both.
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