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Medvedev heads back to KHL, signs two-year deal

The 33-year-old defenseman scored four goals and eight assists in 45 games last season with the Flyers. He was a healthy scratch for much of his lone NHL season.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Five months after saying he’d like to continue his hockey career in the NHL, Evgeny Medvedev has signed a two-year deal to return to the KHL. The 6-foot-3, 198-pound defenseman has signed with Avangard Omsk, the club announced.

The 33-year-old signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Philadelphia Flyers last May. In 45 games with Philly, the Russian blue liner scored four goals and eight assists while averaging 18:50 in ice time a night.

Medvedev’s return to the KHL isn’t surprising as he spent much of his lone NHL season as a healthy scratch on Dave Hakstol’s Flyers team.

The 6-foot-3, 198-pound rearguard spent the previous eight seasons with Ak-Bars Kazan in the KHL scoring 37 goals and 165 points.

Internationally, Medvedev has represented Russia at the 2015 world championship winning a silver and the 2014 tournament where the Russians took home gold. He was also on the Russian squad, which finished a disappointing fifth at the 2014 Olympics.

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