Another day, another NHL free agent joining Avangard Omsk.
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.
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.