Who Is Vladislav Gavrikov, and Can He Make Ryan Murray Expendable in Columbus?

With the Columbus Blue Jackets season now over, hopeful eyes turn toward next season. Who can this team add to help improve on a franchise best season? Are there ways to shore up weak spots? Can the team use some of its plethora of prospects to add a veteran center or a goal scoring winger?

One of the players the team could potentially add is Vladislav Gavrikov. Gavrikov was chosen in the 6th round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft (159th overall by the Blue Jackets). Listed at 6’3 and 214 pounds and sporting a left handed shot, the Russian defenseman is every general managers dream, possessing the size and skills to be a shutdown defenseman in the NHL. According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets want to bring him to North America from the KHL.

#CBJ have an offer on the table for D Vladislav Gavrikov, a 6th round pick in 2015. He’s coming to #NHL at some point, but unclear when.

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