Las Vegas–Today Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee and Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill agreed on a trade that sent defenseman Marc Methot to the Stars in exchange for goalie Dylan Ferguson.
Methot was one of the defensemen involved in last week’s Vegas Draft from the Ottawa Senators.
With the Methot trade, he becomes the third defenseman to be traded post-Vegas Draft. The other moves made by McPhee sent David Schlemko and Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Eastern Conference with Montréal and Carolina respectively.
What Vegas received in the Methot trade with Dallas is a 2020 2nd round pick. After this deal with the Stars, the Golden Knights now have 3-2nd round picks for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
In addition to the Methot move to Dallas, Vegas as of today have roughly $8.7 million in cap space.
Here are some notables for the goaltender Ferguson.
Played in 31 games last season with Kamloops. Over the span, he posted a 2.74 GAA along with a .922 save percentage.
Ferguson’s Junior Career Stats
Ferguson was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in this year’s NHL Entry Draft at 194th overall in the last round of selections.
Goalie Motivation Top NHL Prospect Dylan Ferguson
Now that Vegas has three 2017 Draft Class goalies with Zhukov and Patera, along with Ferguson the future between the pipes for Golden Knights should provide some interesting competition between these three goalies.
With free agent frenzy approaching, I suspect more moves to be made by McPhee.