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Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Ryan Reaves From Pittsburgh
Las Vegas–Tonight ahead of their matchup against the Vancouver Canucks, General Manager George McPhee made the move in acquiring forward Ryan Reaves from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The move also includes the Vegas received the 4th round pick of the 2018 NHL Draft from the Penguins which was originally the property of the Vancouver Canucks.
Reaves this season with the Pittsburgh Penguins has played in 58 games, recorded 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points and is a -9.
In their matchup in Pittsburgh, Reaves scored a goal against Vegas in Marc-André Fleury‘s return to “Steel Town” where the Golden Knights lost by a 5-4 final.
He currently on his last year of his original 4 year contract that he signed when he has a member of the St. Louis Blues rated at $4.5 million and an AAV of $1.25 per season.
Reaves is the fifth former Penguins on the Golden Knights roster along with Deryk Engelland, David Perron, James Neal, and Fleury.
For Perron in particular, he and Reaves go way back with the Blues organization since the 2007-08 season so these two players know how the other plays the game.
Going back to the Penguins is forward Tobias Lindberg. Toby was acquired by the Golden Knights before their inaugural season started.
Reaves’s Fights For 2017-18 With The Pittsburgh Penguins