Vegas Golden Knights transactions

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Vegas Golden Knights logo Maxime Lagace
Maxime Lagace
2019-03-17
Recalled G Maxime Lagace from Chicago (AHL).
2019-03-17
Vegas Golden Knights logo Maxime Lagace
Maxime Lagace
2019-03-11
Assigned G Maxime Lagace to Chicago (AHL).
2019-03-11
Vegas Golden Knights logo Maxime Lagace
Maxime Lagace
2019-03-10
Recalled G Maxime Lagace from Chicago (AHL).
2019-03-10
Vegas Golden Knights logo Ryan Carpenter
Ryan Carpenter
2019-02-26
Activated C Ryan Carpenter from injured reserve.
2019-02-26
Vegas Golden Knights logo
2019-02-25
Ottawa Senators TRADE ANALYSIS
Vegas Golden Knights acquire Mark Stone from Ottawa Senators for Erik Brannstrom, Oscar Lindberg & Dallas Stars 2020 2nd Round Pick
2019-02-25
Vegas Golden Knights logo Jake Bischoff
Jake Bischoff
2019-02-20
Assigned D Jake Bischoff to Chicago (AHL).
2019-02-20
Vegas Golden Knights logo Nick Holden
Nick Holden
2019-02-20
Activated D Nick Holden from injured reserve.
2019-02-20
Vegas Golden Knights logo Maxime Lagace
Maxime Lagace
2019-02-08
Assigned G Maxime Lagace to Chicago (AHL).
2019-02-08
Vegas Golden Knights logo Nick Holden
Nick Holden
2019-02-01
Placed D Nick Holden on IR.
2019-02-01
Vegas Golden Knights logo Oscar Dansk
Oscar Dansk
2019-01-30
Assigned G Oscar Dansk to Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-30
Vegas Golden Knights logo Jake Bischoff
Jake Bischoff
2019-01-30
Recalled D Jake Bischoff from Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-30
Vegas Golden Knights logo Maxime Lagace
Maxime Lagace
2019-01-30
Recalled G Maxime Lagace from Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-30
Vegas Golden Knights logo Oscar Dansk
Oscar Dansk
2019-01-24
Recalled G Oscar Dansk from Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-24
Vegas Golden Knights logo Maxime Lagace
Maxime Lagace
2019-01-24
Assigned G Maxime Lagace to Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-24
Vegas Golden Knights logo Malcolm Subban
Malcolm Subban
2019-01-19
Placed G Malcolm Subban on IR.
2019-01-19
Vegas Golden Knights logo Colin Miller
Colin Miller
2019-01-19
Activated D Colin Miller from injured reserve.
2019-01-19
Vegas Golden Knights logo Brandon Pirri
Brandon Pirri
2019-01-10
Assigned C Brandon Pirri to Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-10
Vegas Golden Knights logo Brandon Pirri
Brandon Pirri
2019-01-07
Recalled C Brandon Pirri from Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-07
Vegas Golden Knights logo William Carrier
William Carrier
2019-01-07
Placed LW William Carrier on IR.
2019-01-07
Vegas Golden Knights logo Max Pacioretty
Max Pacioretty
2019-01-04
Activated LW Max Pacioretty from injured reserve.
2019-01-04
Vegas Golden Knights logo
2019-01-03
Winnipeg Jets Acquired D Jimmy Oligny from the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations.
2019-01-03
Vegas Golden Knights logo Valentin Zykov
Valentin Zykov
2018-12-29
Acquired LW Valentin Zykov off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.
2018-12-29
Vegas Golden Knights logo Paul Cotter
Paul Cotter
2018-12-28
Signed C Paul Cotter to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2018-12-28
Vegas Golden Knights logo Brandon Pirri
Brandon Pirri
2018-12-19
Recalled C Brandon Pirri from Chicago (AHL).
2018-12-19
Vegas Golden Knights logo Reid Duke
Reid Duke
2018-12-10
Assigned C Reid Duke to Chicago (AHL).
2018-12-10
Vegas Golden Knights logo Reid Duke
Reid Duke
2018-12-05
Recalled C Reid Duke from Chicago (AHL).
2018-12-05
Vegas Golden Knights logo Daniel Carr
Daniel Carr
2018-12-05
Assigned LW Daniel Carr to Chicago (AHL).
2018-12-05
Vegas Golden Knights logo Daniel Carr
Daniel Carr
2018-11-22
Recalled RW Daniel Carr from Chicago (AHL).
2018-11-22
Vegas Golden Knights logo Tomas Hyka
Tomas Hyka
2018-11-22
Assigned RW Tomas Hyka to Chicago (AHL).
2018-11-22
Vegas Golden Knights logo Jake Bischoff
Jake Bischoff
2018-10-25
Assigned D Jake Bischoff to Chicago (AHL).
2018-10-25
Vegas Golden Knights logo Nate Schmidt
Nate Schmidt
2018-10-25
Signed D Nate Schmidt to a six-year, $35.7 million contract extension.
2018-10-25
Vegas Golden Knights logo Alex Tuch
Alex Tuch
2018-10-19
Signed RW Alex Tuch to a seven-year, $33.25 million contract extension.
2018-10-19
Vegas Golden Knights logo Jake Bischoff
Jake Bischoff
2018-10-14
Recalled D Jake Bischoff from Chicago (AHL).
2018-10-14
Vegas Golden Knights logo Jake Bischoff
Jake Bischoff
2018-10-12
Assigned D Jake Bischoff to Chicago (AHL).
2018-10-12
Vegas Golden Knights logo Tomas Hyka
Tomas Hyka
2018-10-11
Recalled RW Tomas Hyka from Chicago (AHL).
2018-10-11
Vegas Golden Knights logo Cody Eakin
Cody Eakin
2018-10-10
Activated C Cody Eakin from injured reserve.
2018-10-10
Vegas Golden Knights logo Daniel Carr
Daniel Carr
2018-10-02
Assigned RW Daniel Carr to Chicago (AHL).
2018-10-02
Vegas Golden Knights logo Curtis McKenzie
Curtis McKenzie
2018-10-02
Assigned LW Curtis McKenzie to Chicago (AHL).
2018-10-02
Vegas Golden Knights logo Daniel Carr
Daniel Carr
2018-10-01
Waived RW Daniel Carr.
2018-10-01
Vegas Golden Knights logo Curtis McKenzie
Curtis McKenzie
2018-10-01
Waived LW Curtis McKenzie.
2018-10-01
Vegas Golden Knights logo Maxime Lagace
Maxime Lagace
2018-09-25
Assigned G Maxime Lagace to Chicago (AHL).
2018-09-25
Vegas Golden Knights logo Stefan Matteau
Stefan Matteau
2018-09-25
Assigned RW Stefan Matteau to Chicago (AHL).
2018-09-25
Vegas Golden Knights logo Griffin Reinhart Assigned D Griffin Reinhart to Chicago (AHL). 2018-09-25
Vegas Golden Knights logo TJ Tynan
TJ Tynan
2018-09-25
Assigned C TJ Tynan to Chicago (AHL).
2018-09-25
Vegas Golden Knights logo Shea Theodore
Shea Theodore
2018-09-25
Signed D Shea Theodore to a seven-year, $36.4 million contract extension.
2018-09-25
Vegas Golden Knights logo Nicolas Hague
Nicolas Hague
2018-09-23
Assigned D Nicolas Hague to Chicago (AHL).
2018-09-23
Vegas Golden Knights logo Keegan Kolesar
Keegan Kolesar
2018-09-23
Assigned RW Keegan Kolesar to Chicago (AHL).
2018-09-23
Vegas Golden Knights logo Maxime Lagace
Maxime Lagace
2018-09-23
Waived G Maxime Lagace.
2018-09-23
Vegas Golden Knights logo Stefan Matteau
Stefan Matteau
2018-09-23
Waived C Stefan Matteau.
2018-09-23
Vegas Golden Knights logo TJ Tynan
TJ Tynan
2018-09-23
Waived C TJ Tynan.
2018-09-23

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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