Boychuk agreed to terms on a deal with KHL Novosibirsk Sibir on Friday. Boychuk was taken 14th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Hurricanes. Throughout his tenure, the 27-year-old bounced between the minors and the majors before spending the entire 2015-16 campaign in the AHL. Heading overseas will likely mark the end of Boychuk's career in the NHL.
Boychuk inked a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with Arizona on Thursday, James Mirtle of TSN 1050 reports. Boychuk has had stints with Nashville, Pittsburgh, and most recently Carolina where he tallied three goals and assists apiece during the 2014-15 campaign. At only 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, he lacks the size of a traditional centerman but he makes up for that with skill and intelligence around the blue paint. At only 26 years old, his best years of hockey may still be ahead of him, but given the fact he's yet to eclipse seven points in any NHL campaign, he's likely competing for a fourth or fifth line rotation spot at best.
Zach Boychuk agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes.
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Zach Boychuk will dress Wednesday against the Penguins, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.
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