Evgeny Svechnikov signs 2-year deal in KHL

Evgeny Svechnikov signs 2-year deal in KHL

Evgeny Svechnikov is heading home.

The Russian free-agent winger signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL, the team announced Friday.

Svechnikov came up through Kazan’s junior program before coming to North America to continue his career.

The 26-year-old skated in 58 games with the San Jose Sharks last season, notching eight goals and six assists. He’s tallied 20 goals and 25 assists in 172 games in his six-year NHL career.

The Detroit Red Wings drafted Svechnikov 19th overall in 2015.

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