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GOLDEN KNIGHTS ACQUIRE (F) MARK STONE FOR OSCAR LINDBERG, ERIK BRANNSTROM, AND A 2ND ROUND PICK

According to multiple reports, the Golden Knights have acquired forward Mark Stone via trade from the Ottawa Senators for Oscar Lindberg, Erik Brannstrom, and a 2nd round pick.

Mark Stone is a 26-year-old forward who has scored 28 goals this season with 62 points. Stone has reached 60 points in four of his five full seasons in the NHL.

I’m so excited to be joining that team. Just seeing what they did last year in the playoffs was unbelievable. -Mark Stone

I’m close, haven’t quite signed it yet, but we’ve agreed. -Stone on extension

Just playing 2 games there in my career, the atmosphere, the city, the lineup they put on the ice every night and the ownership’s commitment to winning, I can’t wait and I’m so excited to be a part of it. -Stone

He’s a great player. He’s another big-time player and obviously the number he puts up. He plays in every situation and he’ll really help our hockey club. You know we lost a lot obviously, we gave up some great players. When you get superstar players on your team you have to give up a lot. -Gallant

He’s a great all-around player so we are obviously excited. He was the top guy on the board and we went out and got him. It shows our players what we want to do and to get things on track here and get it going again. -Gallant

You don’t know if it’s possible until it happens. Obviously every team in the league checked in on Mark Stone because he’s that type of player. I heard his name a week ago but it doesn’t mean anything close. When I went on the ice today, was it possible, yes, but was it close, I couldn’t say that, I had no idea. -Gallant

From the first 35 games last year everything changed. What they talked about last year was building for the future and all of a sudden we go on a run and it’s unbelievable and everything changes. We want to win. We had a chance to win last year and everyone wants to win. When you do things like the Pacioretty’s, Stastny’s Stone’s, they are top NHL players. We are trying to find the right mix. I think people know that Vegas isn’t just an expansion team, they want to win. -Gallant

Stone is expected to sign an extension with the Golden Knights.

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15 Comments

  1. vgk2019

    they should have traded Glass instead of Brannstrom. Branstrom is more valuable.

    Glad to have Stone though.

  2. vgk2019

    a contract extension for Stone is almost agreed to already

  3. Joe

    This isn’t the disaster of Erat for Forsberg, but now you have to sign Stone to an extension.
    McPhee did make the Sens look competent, which is hard to do.

    • Joe

      As for the logjam at defense, you can move other people. McNabb and Miller have moveable contracts. It would have nice to find out if Whitecloud or Bischoff are at the beginning of the season. They are past their ELC slides, which was the whole point of keeping Brannstrom in the minors this season.

  4. vgk2019

    Stone just said on TSN that he has almost agreed to a new contract with the Knights

  5. vgk2019

    8 years, AAV of $9mill

  6. Sf

    Hell yeah! 8 yrs!

  7. Pierre Martin

    We obviously needed more scoring. Just hope that Brannstrom doesn’t become a super star. I would rather have traded Colin Miller.

    • Branden

      Yeah I’m a little shocked to see Brannstrom is in this deal. Was hoping to see him come up soon and have a chance at helping the team. If GMGM doesn’t resign Stone after this season, it certainly seems like a bad deal; that is of course unless we take home the cup.

    • John

      the only way this is a bad deal is if Bran becomes a super star. other than that it is pretty much an even swap since Stone is already a star.

  8. vgk2019

    I saw the AHL game last week on NHL network, and the Chicago Wolves were playing. Brannstrom did look small and had trouble with bigger forwards in the corners in his own zone, but he also looks real good on the PP, and he scored the game winning goal on the 3-on-3 in OT

    He is a future good player, but will get a lot more opportunity in OTT, where they now have a ghost town of a team

  9. Branden

    It shows our players what we want to do and to get things on track here and get it going again. -Gallant

    I think this speaks volumes, and hopefully lights a fire under the boys to finish the season on a strong note.

  10. Chris V.

    Called this on Twitter early this am. Not sure if this storyline is done. If it is then I will be left scratching my head. But hey I’m just a regular working stiff.

  11. Branden

    Just playing 2 games there in my career, the atmosphere, the city, the lineup they put on the ice every night and the ownership’s commitment to winning, I can’t wait and I’m so excited to be a part of it. -Stone

    Always great to hear players excited to come to the team not just because of a contract but everything the organization offers.

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