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Offseason: Golden Knights Sign Lucas Elvenes To A 3-Year Entry Level Contract
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Las Vegas–The Vegas Golden Knights continue towards the future with another signing in forward Lucas Elvenes as they have signed him to a 3-year entry level contract.
Last year before the start of the Golden Knights inaugural season, Elvenes participated in the franchises first ever development camp back in June at the “Las Vegas Ice Center”
The club’s first annual development camp featured notable attendees from the 2017 NHL Draft Class that included Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki, Erik Brannstrom, Nic Hague, Jake Leschyshyn, Ben Jones, Jiri Patera, and Maksim Zhukov.
All those players including Elvenes had the opportunity in putting a good first impression with General Manager George McPhee, Kelly McCrimmon, Wil Nichol, and staff.
Elvenes also had the chance to show both Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant and Chicago Wolves bench boss Rocky Thompson what he could do in terms of where he was at in his hockey development.
This past season, Elvenes played for Rögle BK of Swedish Hockey League. In 28 games with Rögle BK, the Ängelholm, Sweden native scored 5 goals, registered 11 assists for 16 points.
He was selected in the 5th round at 127th overall by McPhee at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago.
Scouting Report On Elvenes
Creative with his puck handling and passing ability…has a quick release on his shot…battles hard for pucks, per at Futureconsiderations.ca.
He has excellent skating ability, changing speeds and stopping/starting on a dime. His evasiveness makes him extremely difficult to defend, per at Hockeyprospect.com.
Elvenes becomes the third offseason signing for the Golden Knights. Brooks Macek and Stefan Matteau were the other two players that McPhee has signed during the Golden Knights summer hiatus.
Lukas (Lucas) Elvenes 1G 1A vs HC Vita Hästen | Allsvenskan | Nov 3 2017
Elvenes comes from hockey bloodlines as his father, Stefan Elvenes was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft at 71st overall.
His father also played for Rögle BK during the 1992-93 season and thru the 1994-95 season.