The Vegas Golden Knights have added an interesting name off the free agent market, signing Daniil Miromanov to a one-year entry-level contract for the 2021-22 season. The defenseman went undrafted out of the QMJHL and has already played in the ECHL, Czech league and the KHL.
Miromanov, 23, played this season with Sochi HC in the KHL, recording 29 points in 58 games. Though listed as a defenseman now, he has actually played forward before and has used those offensive instincts to rack up high point totals. The Golden Knights have introduced him as a defenseman and that is likely where he’ll play in their organization, though his versatility is an interesting nugget to keep an eye on.
He will not be eligible to join the Golden Knights this season but could sign a tryout with the Henderson Silver Knights to get familiar with the organization. The last time he played in North America he racked up 40 points in 49 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL, but it’ll be a tougher task this time around at the higher levels.