On Tuesday afternoon, the Vegas Golden Knights announced that they have re-signed defenseman Daniil Miromanov to a two-year contract extension.
Miromanov, 24, was able to suit up at the NHL level for the first time during the 2021-22 season, registering a lone assist in 11 games while averaging just under 10 minutes of ice time. In a much bigger 53 game sample at the American Hockey League with the Henderson Silver Knights, he scored 11 goals and 40 points.
Prior to signing an entry-level deal with the Golden Knights near the end of the 2020-21 campaign, Miromanov played in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with HC Sochi, where he was able to record 10 goals and 29 points in 58 outings. He has proven when given the opportunity at every level to this point in his career that he has plenty of offensive skill, though he has not yet been given much of a chance to show that yet in the NHL.
While Daniil Miromanov is very much a depth option at this point, he may very well get a chance to show he belongs in the NHL this upcoming season following his extension. With free agency still weeks away, the Golden Knights find themselves roughly $2.6 million over the maximum salary cap, meaning they may need to fill some holes with players on cheap contracts similar to the one Miromanov just signed. With a good training camp this upcoming fall, he may very well find himself on the opening night roster.
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