Emelin agrees to 3-year contract with Avangard Omsk
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Another day, another NHL free agent joining Avangard Omsk.

The KHL club signed defenseman Alexei Emelin to a three-year pact Sunday, about 24 hours after Kris Versteeg's one-year deal with the team became official.

Emelin became an unrestricted free agent after skating in 76 regular-season games and 10 playoff contests for the Nashville Predators in 2017-18.

He's not known for his offensive production, but the 32-year-old chipped in nine points in the regular season while averaging fewer than 17 minutes of ice time.

Emelin made $4.4 million in base salary during the final year of a four-year, $16.4-million extension he inked with the Montreal Canadiens in 2013, according to CapFriendly.

He was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 expansion draft and then traded to the Predators for a third-round pick.

The Russian blue-liner spent six seasons with the Canadiens, who drafted him 84th overall in 2004.

He joins an Avangard squad that, in addition to Versteeg, also boasts former NHLers Max Talbot and David Desharnais.

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