Like Reaves or not, McPhee just pulled a pick and a player out of thin air. (Photo Credit: Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

According to multiple reports, the Golden Knights were the third team in a deal that sent Derick Brassard to the Penguins and Ian Cole to Ottawa. Vegas acquired Ryan Reaves and the Vancouver Canucks 4th round pick (via Pittsburgh). The Golden Knights only gave up Tobias Lindberg in the trade. They also retained $2 million of salary of Derick Brassard’s contract.

Vegas Gets:
Ryan Reaves (F)
2018 4th Round Pick (Vancouver)

Pittsburgh Gets:
Derick Brassard (F) ($2 mil retained by VGK)
Vincent Dunn (F)
Tobias Lindberg (F)
2018 3rd Round Pick (Ottawa)

Ottawa Gets:
Ian Cole (D)
Filip Gustavsson (G)
2018 1st Round Pick (Pittsburgh)
2019 3rd Round Pick (Pittsburgh)

George McPhee was able to utilize the salary cap and a player he acquired in the Calvin Pickard trade prior to the season to bring in a 4th round pick and Ryan Reaves.

McPhee is scheduled to meet with the media in the 1st intermission of tonight’s game.

Ryan Reaves was traded from St. Louis to the Penguins in a deal that was completed at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Reaves has played in 58 games this season averaging 6:45 TOI. He has scored four goals (one against Vegas) and has four assists. He has racked up 84 penalty minutes and has a -9 +/- rating.