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Although Marcus Kruger wasn't selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, that might still be his destination.

Chicago reportedly might trade Kruger to Vegas in exchange for a defenseman. He doesn't bring much to the table offensively, but he's strong without the puck and when it comes to killing penalties. While parting ways with Kruger would be a tough pill for the Blackhawks to swallow, they could use the $3,083,333 in cap relief that a trade would provide.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 22 - 4:19 AM

The 2017 fifth-round selection that the Vegas Golden Knights got from the Carolina Hurricanes originally belonged to the Boston Bruins.

Carolina gave Vegas the pick to entice the Golden Knights to take Connor Brickley in the expansion draft. The fifth-round pick the Hurricanes surrendered was originally acquired by Carolina as part of the John-Michael Liles trade on Feb. 29, 2016.
Jun 22 - 4:15 AM

William Carrier is excited to be part of the Vegas Golden Knights.

"It’ll be a big opportunity to make a statement in camp," Carrier said. "I’ve been used to trying to earn a spot, but everything is going to be new. New city, new rink and all the fans are going to be excited. It should be good." Carrier got his first taste of the NHL in 2016-17 with the Buffalo Sabres as he recorded five goals and eight points in 41 contests. He'll be someone to watch during the Golden Knights' training camp.
Jun 22 - 4:09 AM

Connor McDavid has been named as the winner of the Hart Trophy.

The Hart Trophy goes to the league's most valuable player as voted on by the PHWA. McDavid ended up with 1,604 points over Sidney Crosby, who had 1,104. The last time this award went to a member of the Edmonton Oilers, it was Mark Messier claiming it in 1989–90. McDavid shone in his sophomore campaign with 30 goals and a league-leading 100 points in 82 games. He's the fourth youngest winner of this award. He also claimed the Ted Lindsay Award as the league's most outstanding player as voted on by his peers.
Jun 21 - 10:40 PM

Nate Schmidt was taken by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

Schmidt's former team was the Washington Capitals. He had three goals and 17 points in 60 games while averaging 15:29 minutes in 2016-17. He's set to become a RFA as he's completed his two-year, $1,625,000 deal.
Jun 21 - 10:33 PM

Erik Haula has signed a three-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Haula's new deal will have an annual average value of $2.75 million. He was slated to be a restricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 21 - 10:33 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights took Marc-Andre Fleury from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the expansion draft.

The Penguins also provided Vegas with a 2020 second round pick to guarantee that the Golden Knights would choose Fleury. He will be one of the highest profile members of the expansion team. The 32-year-old is a three-time Stanley Cup winner with a 375-216-68 record, 2.58 GAA, and .912 save percentage in 691 career games. He's been a big part of the Penguins for a long time, but Matt Murray rose to become the team's number one goaltender and was in between the pipes for both of the Penguins' championship-winning games in 2016 and 2017. In the end, the Penguins are arguably better off now with the $5.75 million in freed cap space, which is why they surrendered a pick to make sure Vegas took him.
Jun 21 - 10:31 PM

Trevor van Riemsdyk has been claimed from Chicago in the expansion draft by Vegas.

There is plenty of speculation that TVR could be traded and Carolina could be his destination. Van Riemsdyk had 16 points in 58 games with Chicago last season.
Jun 21 - 10:25 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to take on David Clarkson's contract as part of a larger trade.

Clarkson still has three seasons left on his seven-year, $36.75 million contract. Clarkson unfortunately will probably never play again, so Vegas will presumably move him to the long-term injured reserve list.
Jun 21 - 10:24 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired William Karlsson, David Clarkson, a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2019 second-round selection from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Karlsson was the actual expansion draft pick and Clarkson was included so that the Blue Jackets could shed an expensive contract. For Vegas the main allure here is the picks, but Karlsson can contribute. He had six goals and 25 points in 81 games last season and he at the age of 24 he still has some room to grow.
Jun 21 - 10:22 PM

Alex Tuch has been acquired by Vegas from the Minnesota Wild.

The Golden Knights will send a third rounder to Minnesota in 2017 or 2018 in exchange. Tuch made six appearances with the big club in 2016-17, but he didn't record a point. In 57 minor-league matches with Iowa, he generated 18 goals and 37 points in his first season as a pro. Vegas took Erik Haula in the expansion draft and got Tuch for staying away from Matt Dumba, Eric Staal and Marco Scandella.
Jun 21 - 10:21 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Shea Theodore from the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim handed Theodore to Vegas so that the Golden Knights would agree to take Stoner in the expansion draft and stay away from Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson. Theodore, 21, had two goals and nine points in 34 games with Anaheim in 2016-17. He also had five goals and 20 points in 26 AHL contests. He was the Ducks' 26th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Jun 21 - 10:18 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Clayton Stoner from the Anaheim Ducks in the expansion draft.

Vegas also got Shea Theodore from Anaheim in exchange for not taking one of the Ducks' more desirable options. Stoner had three points and 28 penalty minutes in 14 games with Anaheim in 2016-17. He's entering the final season of a four-year, $13 million deal.
Jun 21 - 10:16 PM

Erik Haula has been selected by Vegas from the Minnesota Wild in the expansion draft.

The Golden Knights also acquired prospect Alex Tuch for third-round pick in 2017 or 2018. Haula recorded 15 goals and 26 points in 72 games last season. He is expected to sign a multi-year contract with the Golden Knights.
Jun 21 - 10:15 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky is the winner of the Vezina Trophy.

This is the second time that Bobrovsky has claimed the award after he previously won it for his work in the 2013 lockout shortened season. The last goalie to win this award multiple times was Tim Thomas in 2009 and then again in 2011. Bobrovsky posted a 2.06 GAA and .931 save percentage in 63 starts last season en route to a 41-17-5 record. He claimed 25 first place votes, beating out 2015-16 winner Braden Holtby, who got four first place votes.
Jun 21 - 10:13 PM



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