A few days ago Tyrell Goulbourne sent out an Instagram post wearing his brand new Golden Knights warmup jersey and white gloves. We shared it on SinBin.vegas’ social media account and were blown away by the number of “who is he?” comments. So, today we shall try to make that change.
This offseason the Golden Knights experienced a lot of turnover, especially in the depth department. Out went Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (COL), Ryan Carpenter (CHI), Erik Haula (CAR), and Colin Miller (BUF) from the NHL roster, and with them went Chicago Wolves standouts Daniel Carr (NSH), T.J. Tynan (COL), Max Lagace (BOS), Stefan Matteau (Cleveland AHL), Brooks Macek (KHL), Tomas Hyka (KHL), and others.
In total, four of the Wolves top seven scorers walked out the door. However, the Golden Knights organization did reload. They signed four new players that will certainly become household names for Wolves fans, and one or two may see time in Vegas. Either way, they’ll all be here next week, so we thought it would be nice to introduce them and attempt to end the “Brett Lernout: Who’s that?” comments from popping up anymore.
Draft: 2013, Round 3, #72 overall, Philadelphia Flyers
Last Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia AHL)
Goulbourne is cut from the Bellemare and Carrier cloth. Not the most offensively gifted player, Goulbourne makes his presence known with relentless forechecking and physicality. In his 223 AHL games, Goulbourne has tallied just 25 goals and 55 points, but racked up 313 penalty minutes.
He won the WHL Championship in 2015 with the Kelowna Rockets, which is likely why he was on Kelly McCrimmon and the Golden Knights’ radar.
He has an extensive history of fighting in the AHL. It’s definitely worth a visit to his page on HockeyFights.com.
Last Team: Charlotte Checkers (Carolina AHL)
Brown is best known as the former captain of the team that beat the Chicago Wolves in the Calder Cup Final. He’s been the Checkers captain for three years and will likely be in the running to wear at least an “A” for the Wolves if he doesn’t make the Golden Knights roster. He got a call-up to the Hurricanes in the playoffs but didn’t make a major impact.