The Vegas Golden Knights made it clear recently that Oscar Dansk wouldn’t be returning to the organization in 2021-22, but it wasn’t immediately apparent where he would be going. That question is now answered, with Dansk signing a two-year contract with Spartak Moscow of the KHL.
Now 27, Dansk was an unrestricted free agent, but still didn’t have much NHL experience to leverage in negotiations. Despite being selected 31st overall in 2012 by the Columbus Blue Jackets, he failed to ever play a game for them at the NHL level. After some middling minor league numbers and a two-year return to Sweden, he signed with the Golden Knights in 2017 as one of their first non-expansion additions. He would sign two more contracts with the Golden Knights over the last few seasons, but managed just six NHL appearances.
There is still enough upside left in Dansk that he could potentially return after showcasing his skills overseas, but this very well could be the end of his NHL career. In his six appearances, he went 4-1 with a .906 save percentage.