Vitali Kravtsov

Vitali Kravtsov reportedly signs back in Russia

Former Ranger Vitali Kravtsov will reportedly sign a two-year deal to return to Traktor in the KHL. (PHR)

Kravtsov played in 16 games with Vancouver after the Rangers traded him for Will Lockwood and a 7th round pick so that they could create the cap space needed to acquire Patrick Kane.

He had one goal and one assist in 16 games with the Canucks and 5 goal and 5 assists in 48 career games with the Rangers.


The Rangers drafted Kravtsov 9th overall in 2018.

Adam Rotter: This was always a possibility and it’s why, along with his play, there wasn’t much of a market for Kravtsov and why a former 9th overall pick five years ago could only go for a potential depth player and 7th round pick in 2026.