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Exclusive: Mironov will join the Avs

Exclusive: Mironov will join the AvsEurolanche received exclusive information about Andrei Mironov’s situation.

Andrei Mironov will likely be a member of the Colorado Avalanche defensive corps next season, Eurolanche can confirm. Yesterday, the Russian media quoted the general manager of Andrei’s current team, Dynamo Moscow, saying Andrei would be granted the option to opt out of the final year of his contract with the team in order to join the Avalanche next season. Earlier this year, Dynamo's press director confirmed to Eurolanche the team will release Andrei from his contract should he receive an offer from the Avalanche.

According to our latest information, the Avalanche organization is highly interested in Andrei Mironov and an entry level contract is currently on the table. „We are currently waiting on the termination of his contract with Dynamo. The Colorado Avalanche organization fully understands the situation. Once we he’ll be released, a deal could be signed. It may happen as soon as next week, when I’ll meet with Andrei at the World Championship,” said Daniel Milstein, Mironov’s agent.

We asked Daniel if anything could stand in the way of a deal with the Avs when his current employer terminates his current contract. He answered with a resolute “No”. When we take a look at the GM’s quotes from yesterday, it’s more than clear the Avalanche will have a new defenseman next season.

Eurolanche met with Andrei Mironov this February and did an interview with him. At that time, Andrei wasn’t certain about his future, as he had – and still has – a valid contract in the KHL. „I don’t know. I will make a decision during the summer,” said Mironov to Eurolanche.com. He later admitted to his dream being to play in the NHL.

Ultimately, Mironov didn’t say if he would play in the AHL if the Avalanche would send him down. These and other details of his future contract remain unknown. However, we can only guess he would certainly want a spot in the NHL, as roster he’s coming from the KHL, the world’s second-best ice hockey league, where he played big minutes and was a key member of his team. 

Moreover, we can only speculate if Mironov’s arrival to Denver may have anything to do with the ongoing contract negotiations with Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher.


David Puchovsky, Michal Hezely, Slovakia, eurolanche@eurolanche.com
02/05/2017 - 19:30

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