Golden Knights GM: Shipachyov turned down trade

Craig Hagerman
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Vadim Shipachyov had the chance to extend his NHL career, but ultimately elected to return to Russia.

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee confirmed Shipachyov's retirement from the NHL on Thursday, while noting Vegas had worked out a trade that would have sent the Russian to another NHL club, but he didn't want to go to another team, according to NHL.com's Danny Webster.

"We wanted to work with him, but he wanted to go home," McPhee said.

Shipachyov tallied one goal in the only three games he played with the Golden Knights after agreeing to a two-year, $9-million contract during the offseason.