VEGAS (February 23, 2018) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, February 23, that the team acquired forward Ryan Reaves from the Pittsburgh Penguins and a fourth round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft (belonging to Vancouver).
McPhee will be available to the media at T-Mobile Arena during the first intermission of Friday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks (press conference room on the arena level) to discuss the transaction.
Reaves has recorded eight points (4 G, 4 A) to go with 84 penalty minutes in 58 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. During his eight seasons in the NHL, he has collected 59 points (31 G, 28 A) to go with 779 penalty minutes in 477 games with the St. Louis Blues (2010-17) and Penguins (2017-18). The 31-year old scored a goal against the Golden Knights when Vegas visited Pittsburgh on February 6.
As part of the series of transactions, Golden Knights sent prospect Tobias Lindberg to the Penguins.
Ryan Reaves, Forward
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Weight: 225 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
-Has eight points (4 G, 4 A) in 58 games to go with 84 penalty minutes this season with the Pittsburgh Penguins
-Has 59 points (31 G, 28 A) in 477 games to go with 779 penalty minutes in eight NHL seasons with the St. Louis Blues (2010-17) and Pittsburgh Penguins (2017-18)
-Has recorded two multiple-point games in his career, including a two-point (1 G, 1 A) performance at the Philadelphia Flyers on January 2