Vegas Golden Knights transactions

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2019-09-20
signed D Brayden Pachal to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-09-20
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2019-09-13
assigned G Jordan Kooy to London (OHL).
2019-09-13
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2019-09-13
assigned G Jiri Patera to Brandon (WHL).
2019-09-13
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2019-09-05
signed D Jimmy Schuldt to a one-year contract worth $850,000.
2019-09-05
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2019-07-31
signed LW Marcus Kallionkieli to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-07-31
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2019-07-29
TRADE ANALYSIS
The New Jersey Devils acquired Nikita Gusev from the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2021 second round pick and 2020 third round pick
2019-07-29
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2019-07-23
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Garrett Sparks from the Toronto Maple Leafs for David Clarkson and 2020 fourth round pick
2019-07-23
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2019-07-23
re-signed D Deryk Engelland to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
2019-07-23
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2019-07-16
re-signed D Jake Bischoff to a three-year, $2.15 million contract.
2019-07-16
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2019-07-09
re-signed G Malcolm Subban to a one-year, $850,000 contract.
2019-07-09
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2019-07-03
announced D Clayton Stoner has retired.
2019-07-03
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2019-07-01
signed D Jaycob Megna to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed D Brett Lernout to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed LW Tyrell Goulbourne to a two-year, two-way contract worth $1.4 million.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed C Patrick Brown to a two-year, $1.4 million contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed C Brandon Pirri to a two-year, $1.55 million contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed LW Tomas Nosek to a one-year, $1 million contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-06-28
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Buffalo Sabres acquired Colin Miller from the Vegas Golden Knights for 2021 second round pick and 2022 fifth round pick
2019-06-28
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2019-06-26
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Erik Haula from the Vegas Golden Knights for Nicolas Roy and a conditional 2021 fifth round pick
2019-06-26
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2019-06-24
signed C William Karlsson to an eight-year, $47.2 million contract extension.
2019-06-24
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2019-06-22
San Jose Sharks TRADE ANALYSIS
The Vegas Golden Knights acquired 2019 second round pick (#41) from San Jose Sharks for 2019 second round Pick (#48) & 2019 3rd round Pick (#82)
2019-06-22
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2019-06-19
announced C Mikhail Grabovski to has retired.
2019-06-19
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2019-05-30
signed LW Jonas Rondbjerg to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-05-30
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2019-04-14
signed LW Nikita Gusev to a one-year, entry-level contract.
2019-04-14
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2019-04-04
NHL fined D Colin Miller $2,000 for diving/embellishment.
2019-04-04
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2019-04-03
signed D James Schuldt to an entry-level contract.
2019-04-03
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2019-04-02
assigned G Maxime Lagace to Chicago (AHL).
2019-04-02
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2019-03-31
NHL fined RW Ryan Reaves $2,500 for high-sticking an opponent.
2019-03-31
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2019-03-17
recalled G Maxime Lagace from Chicago (AHL).
2019-03-17
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2019-03-11
assigned G Maxime Lagace to Chicago (AHL).
2019-03-11
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2019-03-10
recalled G Maxime Lagace from Chicago (AHL).
2019-03-10
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2019-02-26
activated C Ryan Carpenter from injured reserve.
2019-02-26
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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
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2019-02-20
assigned D Jake Bischoff to Chicago (AHL).
2019-02-20
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2019-02-20
activated D Nick Holden from injured reserve.
2019-02-20
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2019-02-08
assigned G Maxime Lagace to Chicago (AHL).
2019-02-08
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2019-02-01
placed D Nick Holden on IR.
2019-02-01
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2019-01-30
assigned G Oscar Dansk to Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-30
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2019-01-30
recalled D Jake Bischoff from Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-30
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2019-01-30
recalled G Maxime Lagace from Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-30
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2019-01-24
recalled G Oscar Dansk from Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-24
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2019-01-24
assigned G Maxime Lagace to Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-24
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2019-01-19
placed G Malcolm Subban on IR.
2019-01-19
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2019-01-19
activated D Colin Miller from injured reserve.
2019-01-19
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2019-01-10
assigned C Brandon Pirri to Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-10
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2019-01-07
recalled C Brandon Pirri from Chicago (AHL).
2019-01-07
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2019-01-07
placed LW William Carrier on IR.
2019-01-07
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2019-01-04
activated LW Max Pacioretty from injured reserve.
2019-01-04
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2019-01-03
Winnipeg Jets acquired D Jimmy Oligny from the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations.
2019-01-03
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2018-12-29
acquired LW Valentin Zykov off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.
2018-12-29

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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