Vegas Golden Knights transactions

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2020-09-05
(NHL) suspended RW Ryan Reaves one game for an illegal check to the head.
2020-09-05
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2020-08-17
(NHL) fined LW Max Pacioretty $2,500 for slashing an opponent.
2020-08-17
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2020-08-14
signed D Ryan Murphy to a free agent minors contract.
2020-08-14
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2020-07-13
signed G Logan Thompson to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2020-07-13
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2020-06-30
signed G Jiri Patera to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2020-06-30
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2020-06-18
activated RW Alex Tuch from injured reserve.
2020-06-18
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2020-06-15
signed RW Ryan Reaves to a two-year, $3.5 million contract extension.
2020-06-15
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2020-06-11
signed G Oscar Dansk to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension.
2020-06-11
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2020-06-01
signed D Connor Corcoran to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2020-06-01
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2020-05-11
signed LW Jack Dugan to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2020-05-11
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2020-04-22
signed C Nicolas Roy to a two-year, $1.5 million contract extension.
2020-04-22
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2020-04-14
announced LW Kris Versteeg has retired.
2020-04-14
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2020-03-22
signed D Zach Whitecloud to a two-year, $1.45 million contract extension.
2020-03-22
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2020-03-16
assigned RW Keegan Kolesar to Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-16
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2020-03-16
assigned LW Brandon Pirri to Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-16
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2020-03-11
recalled C Nicolas Roy from Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-11
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2020-03-11
recalled LW Brandon Pirri from Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-11
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2020-03-11
recalled RW Keegan Kolesar from Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-11
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2020-03-10
assigned LW Brandon Pirri to Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-10
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2020-03-10
assigned C Nicolas Roy to Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-10
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2020-03-05
recalled C Nicolas Roy from Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-05
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2020-03-05
recalled LW Brandon Pirri from Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-05
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2020-03-04
assigned LW Brandon Pirri to Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-04
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2020-03-04
assigned C Nicolas Roy to Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-04
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2020-03-01
assigned C Gage Quinney to Chicago (AHL).
2020-03-01
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2020-02-29
recalled C Brandon Pirri from Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-29
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2020-02-27
recalled C Gage Quinney from Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-27
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2020-02-27
signed LW William Carrier to a four-year, $5.6 million contract extension.
2020-02-27
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2020-02-25
recalled D Zach Whitecloud from Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-25
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2020-02-25
recalled C Nicolas Roy from Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-25
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2020-02-24
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Vegas Golden Knights traded Malcolm Subban, Stanislav Demin, and 2020 second round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a 3 way trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs involving Robin Lehner
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2020-02-24
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2020-02-24
Toronto Maple Leafs TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Robin Lehner and Martins Dzierkals to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2020 fifth round pick as part of a 3 way trade with the Chicago Blackhawks
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2020-02-24
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2020-02-24
Montreal Canadiens TRADE ANALYSIS
The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Nick Cousins from the Montreal Canadiens for a 2021 fourth round pick
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2020-02-24
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2020-02-24
assigned D Zach Whitecloud to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-24
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2020-02-24
assigned C Nicolas Roy to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-24
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2020-02-24
Chicago Blackhawks acquired G Malcolm Subban, D Slava Demin and a 2020 second-round draft pick from the Vegas Golden Knights.
2020-02-24
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2020-02-24
signed D Nick Holden to a two-year, $3.4 million contract extension.
2020-02-24
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2020-02-24
assigned C Patrick Brown to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-24
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2020-02-24
assigned C Gage Quinney to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-24
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2020-02-23
recalled C Patrick Brown from Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-23
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2020-02-21
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Vegas Golden Knights traded Cody Eakin to the Winnipeg Jets for a conditional fourth round pick
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2020-02-21
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2020-02-20
assigned D Jimmy Schuldt to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-20
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2020-02-20
assigned D Zach Whitecloud to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-20
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2020-02-19
Los Angeles Kings TRADE ANALYSIS
The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2020 second round pick and a 2021 second round pick
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2020-02-19
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2020-02-19
recalled C Nicolas Roy from Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-19
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2020-02-19
recalled D Zach Whitecloud from Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-19
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2020-02-19
recalled D Jimmy Schuldt from Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-19
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2020-02-18
assigned D Zach Whitecloud to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-18
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2020-02-18
assigned C Cody Glass to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-18
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2020-02-17
assigned C Cody Glass to Chicago (AHL).
2020-02-17

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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