Los Angeles Kings sign KHL star Vladimir Tkachyov to one-year deal

The Los Angeles Kings have reached a one-year, $832,500 deal with KHL forward Vladimir Tkachyov.

Tkachyov, 25, scored a team-high 38 points (11 goals, 27 assists) in 45 games for SKA St. Petersburg this season, adding a goal and seven assists in 11 playoff contests.

The Kings missed the playoffs for the third straight season after finishing the 2020-21 regular season with a 21-28-7 record.

Tkachyov (named Vladimir Tkachev at the time) had previously signed with the Edmonton Oilers in 2014, but the contract was disqualified by the NHL as he had not yet spent a full season playing in North America.

Tkachyov, 25, led SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) with 38 points (11-27=38) in 45 games this season. His 27 assists ranked first on the club and was tied for 22nd overall in the KHL. During the postseason, he was first on the team in assists, tallying eight points (1-7=8) in 11 playoff contests. The Omsk, Russia native has appeared in seven seasons in the KHL, totaling 185 points (62-123=185) in 254 career games with SKA St. Petersburg, Ufa Salavat Yulayev, Vladivostok Admiral and Omsk Avangard.

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Tkachyov spent seven seasons in the KHL, racking up 62 goals and 123 assists over 254 career games.

–Field Level Media