Unrestricted free agent forward Nik Antropov has decided to continue his career in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, according to a report by Sports-Express. Slava Malamud of NHL.com's Russian language site tweets that several teams in the KHL are vying for the 33-year-old's services.
Antropov completed the final year of a four-year, $16.25 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets in 2013. His average annual value against the salary cap was just over $4 million, according to CapGeek.com. In 40 regular season games last season, Antropov registered 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) and averaged 15:57 of ice time while accumulating 16 penalty minutes.
Originally chosen with the No. 10 overall selection in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Antropov has played in 788 career regular season games and produced 465 points (193 goals, 272 assists). It remains to be seen if he has played his final game in the NHL.