Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned forward Nikolay Goldobin to the Utica Comets.
Goldobin, 22, has skated in 14 games with the Canucks this season posting four points (2-2-4). At the time of his recall on November 26, the forward led the Comets in scoring, collecting 19 points (7-12-19) in 18 games played.
The Moscow, Russia native has appeared in 136 career AHL games with Utica, the San Jose Barracuda and the Worcester Sharks recording 113 points (50-63-113). He was originally drafted 27th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by San Jose.
On the international stage, Goldobin represented Russia at the 2015 World Junior Championships, earning a silver medal.
The 5'11", 199-pound forward was acquired by the Canucks, alongside a conditional fourth round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, in a trade with San Jose for Jannik Hansen on February 28, 2017.
The 2018 AHL All-Star Classic will be hosted at the newly renovated Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The two-day event includes the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 28, followed by the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday, January 29 and the 2018 AHL All-Star Challenge later that evening. The Skills Competition and the All-Star Challenge will take place in downtown Utica; all other events during the All-Star Classic will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. For tickets to the two-day event, visit empirestatetix.com.