Virtanen joining KHL's Spartak Moscow

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Former Vancouver Canucks winger Jake Virtanen has signed a one-year deal with the KHL's Spartak Moscow.

Virtanen spent six seasons in Vancouver after the Canucks selected him sixth overall in 2014. He enjoyed a career year in 2019-20, tallying 18 goals and 18 assists over 69 games. However, he recorded just five points across 38 contests last season.

The 25-year-old was sued for sexual assault in May. The Canucks placed him on leave for the rest of the season before buying out the remainder of his contract in July.

Virtanen joining KHL's Spartak Moscow
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