Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed forward Nikolay Goldobin to a one-year, one-way contract worth $900,000.
“Nikolay is a gifted offensive player who has shown good chemistry with some of our other younger players,” said General Manager Jim Benning. “He has taken steps to round out his game and we’re excited to see continued improvement from him this season.”
Goldobin, 23, appeared in his third season with Vancouver in 2018.19, recording career-highs in games played (63), assists (20) and points (27). His point and assist total ranked seventh on the team respectively, while his nine power-play points ranked fifth. The Moscow, Russia native has appeared in 124 NHL games split between Vancouver and San Jose, registering 46 points (19-27-46).
On the international stage, Goldobin represented Russia at the 2015 World Junior Championships. The 5-11, 196-pound forward recorded five points (2-3-5) in seven games played, ranking tied for third for the lead in team scoring and earned a silver medal. He also appeared at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka tournament where Russia placed fifth. Prior to his professional career, Goldobin played two seasons for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. Over the course of two seasons he collected 162 points (68-94-162) over 135 games.
Goldobin was originally selected 27th overall in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks.