What happened to Jake Virtanen of the Vancouver Canucks?

Jake Virtanen, the former Vancouver Canucks forward who was placed on leave in May following allegations of sexual misconduct and subsequently waived by the team, has signed a one-season contract to play in the KHL as a member of Spartak Moscow. The Russian club announced the signing on Tuesday.

Where is Jake Virtanen?

HC Spartak Moscow#96 / Right wing
Jake Virtanen/Current teams

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has made the move to Russia and has so far collected three goals in four games for HC Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. According to the team’s website, the Yale Secondary grad arrived in Moscow on Sept. 21 and a few days later made his debut for the club.

How tall is Jake Virtanen?

6′ 1″
Jake Virtanen/Height

Who is Jake Virtanen playing for?

Jake Virtanen/Current teams

How old is Jake Virtanen?

25 years (August 17, 1996)
Jake Virtanen/Age

Who drafted Thatcher Demko?

the Vancouver Canucks
Demko was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round (No. 36) of the 2014 NHL Draft following his freshman season at Boston College, where he went 16-5-3 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .

Is Jake Virtanen Finnish?

His father, Rainer, immigrated from Finland. Virtanen acquired jus sanguinis Finnish citizenship through his father and has a tattoo of the Finnish coat of arms on his right forearm.

How much does Thatcher Demko make?

2.5 million USD (2022)
Thatcher Demko/Salary

What nationality is Thatcher Demko?

Thatcher Demko/Nationality

What Jake Virtanen salary?

832,500 USD (2016)
Jake Virtanen/Salary

Who drafted Virtanen?

Virtanen was selected 6th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. He was the first British Columbia born player selected in the first round by the Canucks since Cam Neely in 1983.

Where is Thatcher Demko now?

Vancouver Canucks#35 / Goaltender
Utica Comets#30 / Goaltender
Thatcher Demko/Current teams
The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a five-year extension with an average annual value of $5 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Why did the Canucks buy out Jake Virtanen?

The Canucks bought out Virtanen’s contract this offseason, which will cost them $50,000 this upcoming season and $500,000 in 2022-23. The forward was placed on leave by the club in April after an allegation of sexual misconduct came out online.

How much cap space do the Canucks have after buyout of Virtanen?

The Canucks placed Virtanen on leave from the team on May 1 after sexual misconduct allegations arose from a Sept. 2017 incident. After the buyout, the Canucks will have $15.176-million in cap space. Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist.

Who is Ryan Virtanen and how old is he?

Virtanen, 24, was drafted sixth overall by the Canucks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, he spent his childhood growing up in Langley, followed by a move to nearby Abbotsford where he began playing hockey. Despite his status as a hometown player, he has widely been seen as a bust by Vancouver fans.

Why is Jake Virtanen now playing in Russia?

As the NHL door closes, one has once again opened in Russia. Former Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has signed a one-year contract with the KHL’s Spartak Moscow, joining a legion of former NHL talents to leave for Russia while embroiled in controversy — in Virtanen’s case, serious allegations of sexual assault.