There will be no redemption tour for Sergei Plotnikov in the NHL, as the veteran forward has re-signed in the KHL on another two-year deal. The contract keeps him with CSKA Moscow, the team he helped to a Gagarin Cup championship this season.
One of the most notable players in KHL history, Plotnikov has suited up more than 600 times in the league, appeared at five World Championships, and took home a silver medal this season as a part of the Russian Olympic team.
His NHL career, if you can call it that, lasted all of 45 games during the 2015-16 season and failed to result in a single goal. In 2015, he signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins that included massive performance bonuses. By March, he had been dealt to the Arizona Coyotes for basically nothing.
He would leave for the KHL as soon as that one-year deal in the NHL was over, with the Coyotes not even bothering to issue him a qualifying offer. Zero goals and three points are his NHL totals, to go along with 24 penalty minutes–all minor penalties.
With a new two-year deal in place, the 32-year-old has essentially sealed those North American totals.