Daniil Tarasov, 24, got his first taste of NHL action with the San Jose Sharks last season, but he won’t be attempting to get back there in 2015-16. Instead, he’s agreed to terms with Moscow Dynamo of the KHL, per the team’s Twitter feed.
San Jose still hold his North America rights as they presented Tarasov with a qualifying offer, according to CSN Bay Area.
Tarasov was born in Moscow, but the undrafted forward made the move to North America in 2009. He spent three seasons in the United States Hockey League before he began to play within the Sharks’ organization for the 2012-13 campaign. The Sharks eventually signed him to a two-year, entry-level contract in March 2013.
He had 16 goals and 33 points in 54 AHL contests last season. He also made his NHL debut on Feb. 5 and finished with an assist in five games with San Jose.