Brendan Leipsic will continue his career in the KHL – as he joins other former NHL garbages that were kicked out of the World’s best hockey league.
Leipsic is close to a contract in the Russian league. On Thursday there were indications that the player has had offers from multiple teams. Early Friday morning has brought news that the player is most likely going to sign with KHL’s CSKA Moscow squad.
The interesting part about Leipsic and this KHL move is that the day the screenshots of Leipsic’s Instagram messages broke – he instantly had contacted a few agents that work in the KHL with a question – ”Do you think KHL would take me?” and ”Can you get me a job in KHL ASAP?”.
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Leipsic’s deal with CSKA Moscow is expected to be a two-year contract.
The player was released by Washington Capitals in May and ever since has been looking for a new team to play for.
26-year-old played 61 games for the Washington Capitals this season, scoring three goals and assisting eight times. During his NHL career, he has also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks, and the Los Angeles Kings.
In the 2012 NHL entry draft, the forward was picked 89th overall by the Nashville Predators. He has played 187 games in the NHL earning 59 points (16G+43A).
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