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Las Vegas–With the 2018 NHL Free Agency opening tomorrow, forward Ryan Reaves has agreed to new two year deal with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Resident Hockey Insider Darren Drager of TSN reported the news this evening that after discussions that Reaves had with other clubs which included division rival Calgary, he has decided to stay put with the Golden Knights.
Ryan Reaves is staying in Vegas. After discussions with multiple teams, including extensive talks with Calgary, he’s agreed to a 2 yr deal.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2018
Back on February 23, the Golden Knights acquired Reaves from the Pittsburgh Penguins that included a fourth pick in the most recent draft. The pick that Vegas received in the Reaves acquisition originally belonged the to the Vancouver Canucks.
What the Golden Knights sent back to Pittsburgh was forward Tobias Lindberg.
In his 79 games played this season between the Penguins and Golden Knights, Reaves scored four goals, recorded six assists for 10 points and a -10.
Reaves participated in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games with Vegas during their run to finals where they eventually fell in five games to the Washington Capitals. He produced two goals and one of them was the clincher that gave the Golden Knights their first ever Western Conference Championship.
Playing the in the Western Conference is something that Reaves prefers the most because to him its a lot heavier, more physical game, and it’s right his alley and compliments his playing style.
Update 6:12 pm
New details have surfaced that Reaves’s new two year deal with the Golden Knights is $2.775 million per season and a contract total of $5.55 million.
2 years. $2.775 million per year for Reaves. https://t.co/qCBUF8Z4pf
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2018