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Golden Knights Sign Goaltender Oscar Dansk For Two More Years
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Las Vegas–As the hockey world still awaits the news of who won the Erik Karlsson sweepstakes, the Vegas Golden Knights have announced the signing of goaltender Oscar Dansk.
Dansk and the Golden Knights have agreed to a new two year contract that runs thru the 2019-20 season.
In the early stages on the Golden Knights inaugural season, Dansk was part of the goaltending carousel that took place when the organization show starting netminder Marc-André Fleury and designated backup Malcolm Subban both fall victim to the injury bug.
NHL Debut October 21, 2017
In the 3rd period of the game vs. the Blues, the injury bug bit Golden Knights netminder Subban who was having an impressive performance between the pipes for Vegas as he made 37 saves.
Subban pulled a muscle when he extended himself inside his crease with 9:10 remaining in the period. This caused Dansk to make his NHL debut in relief for the Golden Knights.
With 13:46 of ice time backstopping the Vegas net in relief stint, Dansk stopped 10 of 11 shots and helped the Golden Knights defeat St. Louis by a 3-2 in overtime win.
In the four games that Dansk appeared in with the Golden Knights this past season, he posted a 1.78 goals-against average and .946 save percentage which included one shutout.
Recording The First Ever Golden Knights Shutout In Club History
His shutout was the first in Golden Knights history by a goaltender where he recorded a season high of 32 saves against the Colorado Avalanche back on October 27, 2017. Vegas went on to beat the Avalanche that night by a 7-0 score.
With The Chicago Wolves
Down in the minors with the Golden Knights AHL affiliate in Chicago, Dansk played in 20 games where he finished with a 2.44 GAA and posted a .918 save percentage. He would finish out the season with a 13-3-1 record with the Wolves.
Dansk’s new two-year deal comes with an AAV of $675,000 per season should he make the 2018-19 Golden Knights roster.
He originally joined the organization on July 3, 2017 after he signed his first Golden Knights contract as a free agent.