Andrei Kuzmenko has chosen the Canucks.
The Russian winger’s agent, Dan Milstein, tweeted Monday his client intends to sign with Vancouver when free agency opens July 13.
Kuzmenko also posted a picture on Instagram of himself in a Canucks jersey.
The 26-year-old had 20 goals and 53 points in 45 games with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2021-22.
Kuzmenko, who was never drafted into the NHL, added seven goals and seven assists in 16 playoff contests.
He reportedly visited a handful of teams interested in his services before deciding on the Canucks.
Kuzmenko spent eight seasons playing in the Russian-based KHL, including the last four with St. Petersburg after beginning his career with CSKA Moscow.
The five-foot-11, 194-pound native of Yakutsk, Russia, played for his country at the 2016 world juniors, but didn’t register a point in seven games.
—The Canadian Press