Brett Howden

Vegas Golden Knights logo
Age 25 Mar 29, 1998
Calgary Canada
Center shoots left
6'2" 188 cm
201 lbs 91 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2025
Agent J.P. Barry
Draft Year 2016
Drafted Overall 27
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo

Transaction History
Feb 23, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (upper body) was put on injured reserve Friday, according to Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun.
Feb 22, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden's slated to miss Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs due to an upper-body injury, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The team regards him as day-to-day beyond that.
Jan 19, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over the New York Rangers.
Jan 6, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden posted an assist and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.
Dec 20, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden logged a pair of assists and two hits in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Dec 17, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden logged an assist in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Dec 10, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden posted an assist in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Dallas Stars.
Nov 30, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal on four shots, added three hits and logged two PIM in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Nov 10, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal, added two PIM and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Oct 20, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Oct 18, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden notched an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Dallas Stars.
Oct 15, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden has served his suspension and is eligible to play Tuesday versus the Dallas Stars.
Oct 11, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden was suspended for two games Wednesday after delivering an illegal check to the head of Brandon Tanev (upper body) in Tuesday's game versus the Seattle Kraken.
Oct 11, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his high hit on Seattle's Brandon Tanev on Tuesday.
Oct 10, 2023 Seattle Kraken | Brandon Tanev | Tanev (upper body) left Tuesday's game versus the Vegas Golden Knights after receiving a high hit from Brett Howden, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Oct 10, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden was ejected from Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Seattle Kraken after delivering a high hit to Brandon Tanev in the third period.
Jul 19, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden inked a two-year, $3.8 million contract with Vegas on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Jun 13, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden logged an assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 5.
Jun 5, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored two goals in Vegas' 7-2 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 on Monday.
Jun 3, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden recorded an assist, two shots on goal and three hits in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 1.
May 25, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) is set to play in Thursday's Game 4 versus the Dallas Stars, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
May 25, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) will probably play against the Dallas Stars in Game 4 on Thursday, Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy told Vince Sapienza of FOX5 Las Vegas.
May 24, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) is expected to be a game-time decision Thursday, according to SinBin.vegas.
May 23, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) exited Tuesday's Game 3 versus the Dallas Stars after aggravating a previous injury, though his removal was considered precautionary, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
May 23, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) will not finish Tuesday's Game 3 versus the Dallas Stars.
May 19, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden tallied a goal in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 1 on Friday.
May 3, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden logged an assist and four hits in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1.
Apr 27, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden logged an assist, four hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5.
Apr 24, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored two goals on three shots, added three hits, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4.
Apr 20, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden notched an assist, five hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 2.
Apr 15, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (personal) participated in Saturday's practice, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Apr 13, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (personal) won't be in the lineup Thursday versus Seattle, Vince Sapienza of FOX5 Las Vegas reports.
Apr 9, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal and added two PIM in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars.
Apr 2, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal and added six hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Mar 21, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden recorded an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Mar 20, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden posted an assist, five shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mar 13, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden produced an assist and two hits in Sunday's 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Mar 12, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored an empty-net goal on two shots, added two PIM, doled out two hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Mar 10, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden posted an assist, two hits and 12 PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Feb 19, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal, logged four hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Feb 12, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal and added two hits in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Feb 9, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden notched an assist and two hits in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Jan 24, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) wlll be activated off long-term injured reserve and return to the lineup Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils.
Jan 18, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) has resumed skating, per Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Jan 12, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) hasn't started to skate yet, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Dec 7, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) was moved to the long-term injured reserve list Wednesday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Dec 7, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) hasn't started to skate yet, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Nov 26, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) won't play Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Nov 25, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (lower body) will not be available Friday against the Seattle Kraken.
Nov 19, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden provided an assist and logged three hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Oct 25, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden logged an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Oct 18, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Sep 21, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (upper body) is expected to participate in Thursday's on-ice activities at Golden Knights training camp.
Jul 13, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (upper body) signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, per PuckPedia.
Jul 12, 2022 Brett Howden | Howden (upper body) will hit the open market Wednesday after the Vegas Golden Knights opted against giving him a qualifying offer, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Apr 6, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (upper body) is not expected to return in the near term, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Mar 26, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (upper body) is expected to be out for a while after being stretched off the ice against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, per NHL.com.
Mar 24, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) has full movement and has not suffered a neck or spine injury, per head coach Pete DeBoer.
Mar 24, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) was stretchered off the ice in the first period of Thursday's game versus the Nashville Predators, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Mar 17, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal and added two hits in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers.
Mar 17, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) is on track to be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup Thursday versus Florida, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Mar 14, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
Mar 8, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) stayed back in Vegas when the team departed for its five-game road trip, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Mar 1, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden notched an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Feb 20, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden produced an assist and three hits in Sunday's 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Feb 8, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Feb 1, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal on two shots, dished a shorthanded assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Jan 29, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal and dished an assist in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jan 26, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal, levied two hits and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Jan 24, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden provided an assist in a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday.
Jan 6, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the New York Rangers.
Jan 2, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden logged an assist, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Jan 2, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden cleared COVID-19 protocols and will play Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Dec 27, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | The Golden Knights placed Howden in COVID-19 protocols Monday.
Dec 18, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers.
Dec 16, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden produced an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Dec 1, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden posted a shorthanded assist in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Nov 27, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden has cleared COVID-19 protocols and will center the fourth line Saturday versus the Edmonton Oilers, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Nov 24, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden missed Wednesday's game versus the Nashville Predators because he was placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Nov 18, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden produced an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Nov 16, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Nov 11, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden produced an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Nov 4, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden scored a goal on his only shot of the game in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Oct 20, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden will be activated off injured reserve and make his season debut Wednesday versus St. Louis, Steve Carp of Vegas Hockey Now reports.
Oct 11, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday, according to PuckPedia.
Oct 11, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) will not be an option against the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Oct 4, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Sep 23, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Brett Howden | Howden (foot) skated at the Vegas Golden Knights' afternoon session of Thursday's practice, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Jul 17, 2021 TRADE ANALYSIS
The New York Rangers traded Brett Howden to the Vegas Golden Knights for Nick DeSimone and 2022 fourth round pick
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Jul 9, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden (foot) secured a one-year, $885,000 contract from the New York Rangers on Friday.
Apr 30, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden suffered a fractured foot during Thursday's loss to the New York Islanders and will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign.
Apr 25, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden notched a shorthanded assist in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Apr 8, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden (COVID-19 protocol) was activated from COVID-19 protocol and will play in Thursday's game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Mar 31, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden (COVID-19 protocols) won't make the trip to Buffalo for the New York Rangers' two-game set against the Buffalo Sabres, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Mar 25, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Mar 22, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden was placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Monday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Mar 22, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) won't play in Monday's game versus the Buffalo Sabres.
Mar 18, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden emerged with an assist in Wednesday's 9-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Feb 19, 2021 New York Rangers | Brett Howden | Howden contributed three blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Feb 25, 2020 New York Rangers | Recalled LW Brett Howden from Hartford (AHL).
Feb 24, 2020 New York Rangers | Assigned LW Brett Howden to Hartford (AHL).
Mar 3, 2019 New York Rangers | Activated C Brett Howden from injured reserve.
Feb 26, 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning | Acquired D Ryan McDonagh and LW J.T. Miller from the New York Rangers for C Vladislav Namestnikov, D Libor Hajek, C Brett Howden, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2019 second-round draft pick.
Sep 25, 2017 Tampa Bay Lightning | Assigned C Brett Howden to Moose Jaw (WHL).
Dec 28, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning | Signed C Brett Howden to an entry-level contract.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Brett Howden
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights logo 54 5 8 13 -9 29 621 41.50 43.60 -8.00 43.00 -5.10 0.29 1.06
Brett Howden Stats by Elite Prospects Brett Howden Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2012-2013 Eastman Selects U18 AAA MU18HL 30 11 13 24 16
2013-2014 Team Manitoba WCCC-16 4 4 4 8 2
2013-2014 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 5 1 0 1 2
2013-2014 Eastman Selects U18 AAA MU18HL 38 24 34 58 38 Playoffs 12 5 9 14 0
2014-2015 Team White U17-Dev 3 0 2 2 0
2014-2015 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 68 22 24 46 24
2014-2015 Canada White U17 WHC-17 5 2 1 3 4
2014-2015 Canada U18 WJC-18 3 2 1 3 0
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 4
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Team Red U18-Dev 3 1 2 3 2
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 68 24 40 64 61 Playoffs 10 4 11 15 0
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Canada U18 WJC-18 6 5 3 8 8
2016-2017 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 58 38 43 81 73 Playoffs 7 2 1 3 0
2016-2017 Syracuse Crunch AHL 5 3 1 4 2 Playoffs 3 0 2 2 0
2017-2018 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 49 24 51 75 42 Playoffs 14 7 8 15 0
2017-2018 WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 1 1 2 0
2017-2018 Canada U20 WJC-20 7 3 4 7 4
2018-2019 New York Rangers NHL 66 6 17 23 14 774 41.33 40.78 -7.28 42.22 -4.30 0.47 1.63
2019-2020 New York Rangers NHL 70 9 10 19 28 737 38.70 40.10 -10.30 40.20 -8.40 0.57 1.06 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 New York Rangers NHL 42 1 6 7 11 427 46.20 46.40 -3.20 45.90 -2.60 0.70
2021-2022 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 47 9 11 20 12 472 56.10 51.10 -0.10 48.50 -4.00 1.02 2.16
2022-2023 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 54 6 7 13 55 652 55.30 45.90 -5.90 42.20 -6.60 0.46 1.10 Playoffs 22 5 5 10 0
2023-2024 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 54 5 8 13 29 621 41.50 43.60 -8.00 43.00 -5.10 0.29 1.06
Brett Howden Stats by Elite Prospects | Brett Howden Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Vegas Golden Knights logo
Signing Date July 19, 2023
Signing Status RFA
Agent J.P. Barry
Standard Contract | 2 Years $3,800,000 2.28% of cap space
2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $1,900,000 $1,900,000
UFA
AAV $1,900,000 $1,900,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $775,000 $1,650,000
Signing Bonuses $1,375,000 $0
Total Salary $2,150,000 $1,650,000
Minors Salary $2,150,000 $1,650,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Vegas Golden Knights logo
Signing Date July 13, 2022
Signing Status UFA no QO
Agent J.P. Barry
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $1,500,000
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,500,000 1.82% of cap space
2022-2023
Cap Hit $1,500,000
RFA
AAV $1,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,500,000
Minors Salary $1,500,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team New York Rangers logo
Signing Date July 9, 2021
Signing Status RFA
Agent J.P. Barry
Standard Contract | 1 Years $885,000 1.09% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $885,000
UFA no QO
AAV $885,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $885,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $885,000
Minors Salary $885,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team New York Rangers logo
Signing Date December 27, 2016
Agent J.P. Barry
Entry Level Contract | 5 Years $4,409,165 1.27% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $925,000 $894,166 $863,333 $863,333 $863,333
RFA
AAV $925,000 $894,166 $863,333 $863,333 $863,333
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $0 $0 $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0 $0
Total Salary $0 $0 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500
Minors Salary $0 $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year