Vegas sends veteran forward to New York for draft pick
Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, July 29, that the team has acquired a third-round draft pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Ryan Reaves.
“Ryan and I spoke about his future here in Vegas and his playing career beyond the upcoming season, which is the final year of his current contract,” McCrimmon said. “Ryan and I go back a long ways to our Brandon days. His toughness, character and unique skill set will be missed here at the Golden Knights and we wish him and his family all the best moving forward. I am proud of the man he has become.”
Reaves appeared in 209 games with the Vegas Golden Knights after being acquired during the inaugural season. He recorded 42 points (18 G, 24 A) to go with 158 penalty minutes. During the 2018-19 season, he recorded career-highs in points (20), goals (9) and assists (11). The Winnipeg, Manitoba native also appeared in a career-high 48 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Golden Knights over four years, finishing with seven points (2 G, 5 A) to go with 65 penalty minutes, including the series-clinching goal in the 2018 Western Conference Final at the Winnipeg Jets. In 19 games during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Reaves finished with a career-high four assists.
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