LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Golden Knights made multiple trades at the trade deadline Monday afternoon.
First, the Golden Knights acquired goalie Robin Lehner from the Blackhawks.
The goalie announced that he was heading to Las Vegas in a tweet Monday afternoon. The Golden Knights confirmed the move in their trade deadline show, broadcast Monday afternoon.
Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon said the trade involved sending Malcolm Subban, a 2020 second-round pick in the NHL draft and prospect Slava Demin to the Blackhawks.
Lehner, 28, has started 31 games with the Blackhawks, posting a 16-10-5 record to go with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage this season, according to a release from the Golden Knights.
Really exited to join Vegas. Going to be a ride. Can’t wait to get there but please no drums at the airport I’m shy...— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) February 24, 2020
The Canadiens announced that they traded forward Nick Cousins to the Golden Knights for a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Golden Knights confirmed the trade shortly after.
The Golden Knights also acquired prospect Martins Dzierkals.
Dzierkals was a third round (68th overall) draft selection by the Maple Leafs in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Golden Knights said. Dzierkals has recorded 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in 31 games with the SM-liiga’s Jukurit. Last season with the KHL’s Dinamo Riga, he recorded 13 points (5 G, 8 A) in 42 games.
Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon will discuss the trade deadline in full during in a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.