2 Vegas Golden Knights players traded to Carolina Hurricanes
UPDATE: It’s a move that has shocked the medieval maniacs and sent shockwaves throughout the NHL. The Golden Knights are trading away their top scorer Max Pacioretty. This is back-to-back seasons now where the Golden Knights have traded away a top performer and fan favorite on their team.
Max Pacioretty is being traded to the Hurricanes in a salary-clearing move. The Golden Knights are also trading defenseman Dylan Coghlan. According to ESPN, the move is saving VGK 7.76 million in cap space. Pacioretty and Coghlan are being traded to the Hurricanes for future considerations. Pacioretty finished his career in Vegas with 97 goals and 97 assists. Had head one year remaining on his contract. Coghlan is entering his 3rd NHL season. He had 19 points with the VGK. He played for 2 seasons with the Golden Knights.
Wednesday afternoon FOX5 heard from VGK fans - one not too happy with losing the team’s top scorer.
“I definitely think it hurts the team,” said Frank Kim, a Golden Knights fan. “He’s not a young player, he’s a former captain, I think he brought a lot of stability, especially between him and mark stone together on the front line. It’s going to set a bad example for future players who want to come out to Vegas, or don’t want to come out to Vegas,” Kim added.
Taking a full look at the Golden Knights’ roster transactions - FOX5′s Paloma Villicana just sat down with Reilly Smith on Monday who tells her Las Vegas is home to him. The original Golden Knight just inked a 3-year contract extension worth 5 million annually.
The Golden Knights also signed 4 forwards Wednesday. Brett Howden signed a 1-year contract with the VGK. Howden played in 47 games with Vegas last season posting a career-high 9 goals. Jonas Rondbjerg has signed a 3 year deal with VGK. The forward made his NHL debut in October of 2021 and recorded 6 points last season.
Forward Byron Froese signed a 2-year deal. Froese is an 11-year pro. He’s appeared in 116 NHL games with the Calgary, Lightning, Maple Leafs, and Canadiens. Forward Sheldon Rempal is inking a 2-year deal with the VGK. Rempal has played in 11 NHL games during parts of 3 seasons with the Canucks, Hurricanes and the Kings.
Lastly, VGK inked a 1-year deal with goaltender Michael Hutchinson.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Vegas Golden Knights are making moves on the first day of free agency. There are multiple national reports the team has traded away Max Paciorietty and Dylan Coghlan to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The move was necessary for Las Vegas to stay salary cap compliant - according to hockey insider Darren Dreger.
Pacioretty spent 4 years here with the Golden Knights. He had 19 goals over 39 games last season.
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