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Russian free agent Maxim Tsyplakov
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Prize Russian free agent makes his decision and signs new NHL contract

Published May 16, 2024 at 5:03 PM
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The New York Islanders have made a big move by signing top free agent Maxim Tsyplakov, who had been attracting interest from several rival teams.

Up until this week, both Toronto and Montreal were hopeful about signing the rising star from the KHL. However, on Thursday, the New York Islanders surprised everyone by announcing on social media that they had signed the 25-year-old to a one-year, entry-level contract.

#Isles News: The New York Islanders announced today that they have signed Maxim Tsyplakov to a one-year, entry-level contract.




Tsyplakov has spent the last seven seasons with Moscow Spartak in the KHL, and his 2023-24 season was his best yet, with 31 goals and 47 points in 63 games. Players like Andrei Kuzmenko have successfully transitioned from the KHL to the NHL at an older age, and the Islanders are hoping Tsyplakov will do the same, especially after beating out two Eastern Conference rivals to sign him.


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