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2019 VGK Free Agency Tracker

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  • Brandon Pirri has re-signed with the Golden Knights. Two-year deal at $775,000 AAV. (Source:
  • Deryk Engelland is set to sign a one-year deal to remain with the Golden Knights. (Source: @TheFourthPeriod)
  • Golden Knights sign Patrick Brown to a two-year deal. The first year is a two-way deal at $700,000 NHL value. The second year is a one-way deal also at $700,000.(Source: @DarrenDreger)
    • Brown was the captain of the Calder Cup winning Charlotte Checkers.
  • Vegas has signed Tyrell Goulbourne to a two-way contract with an NHL minimum value. (Source: @PuckPediaPuckPedia)
  • Ryan Carpenter has signed with the Chicago Blackhawks for three years at $1 million AAV. (Source: @ChrisKuc)
  • Pierre-Edouard Bellemare signs with the Colorado Avalanche for two-years at $1.8M AAV. (Source: @FriedgeHNIC)
  • Max Lagace will sign with the Boston Bruins on a two-way deal with an NHL value of $700,000. (Source: @renlavoietva)
  • Nikita Gusev and Jimmy Schuldt are NOT eligible for offer sheets per the NHL’s official free agency list. (Source:
  • The Golden Knights did not extend a qualifying offer to Tomas Nosek. He becomes an unrestricted free agent. However, George McPhee confirmed they are close to reaching a deal. (Source:
    • Nosek has been signed for one-year at $1 million.
  • Daniel Carr is signing with the Nashville Predators. (Source: @FriedgeHNIC)
  • Zach Fucale signed an AHL deal with the Syracuse Crunch. (Source: @SyracuseCrunch)
  • Tyler Wong is headed to the KHL. (Source: @KRSchina)
  • T.J. Tynan signed with the Colorado Avalanche (Source: @renlavoietva)
  • Brad Hunt has re-signed with the Minnesota Wild for two-years at $700,000 AAV. (Source: @RussoHockey)
  • Brendan Leipsic has signed with the Washington Capitals. (Source: @@ikhurshudyan)
  • Golden Knights Expansion Draft pick Calvin Pickard is expected to sign with the Detroit Red Wings. (Source: @frank_seravalli)

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  1. Mark

    Any update on Nosek? Thought he was close too?

  2. Sam

    Anything new on Gusev?

    • McPhee said the two sides are still trying to figure out something that works for both but there is “no urgency” to the situation. I highly doubt it gets done tomorrow but I do think he’ll sign with VGK before the offseason is over.

  3. Mark

    We have to make room for Gusev, IMOP. Is their room for Eakin to stay since we moved Haula?

    • Rabbit

      We’re KEEPIN Eakin.
      Cody freakin’ Eakin.
      I just don’t think you understand.
      He wins every face-off
      He’s better than Radulov
      We’ve got Cody Eakin

      Oh yeah we’ve got Eakin.
      Cody freakin’ Eakin.
      I just don’t think you understand.
      He plays on the PK
      And the power play
      Yeah we’ve got Cody Eakin

  4. Brian

    So start of season (game 1) Clarkson salary comes off and Nikita signs….

    • Mark

      Gusev will sign before then. Remember you are allowed over the cap in the summer, so more possible is

      Gusev signs
      Last day of camp, Gusev sent to Chicago on paper
      First day of regular season, Clarkson to LTIR then Gusev “recalled”

  5. vgk2019

    as I predicted yesterday, Carpenter goes to Blackhawks, as they need penalty killing forwards.

    Engelland will be a 1 year, bonus laden contract, reportedly $1M with 700k bonuses.

  6. vgk2019

    not officially Ken. Just the insider talk of recent days

  7. vgk2019

    Pavelski and Perry both going to Dallas.

    Snarks will lose Meier in 4 yrs because they are paying him $10 mill in the final year of his contract, which means that they have to give him that 10 as a qualifying offer then.

    Snarks lost Joe Pavelski, and Nyquist, and Donskoi too

    meanwhile they will get even older with 40 somethings thornton and Marleau, both of whom were stripped of their captaincy, as was Joe P today

  8. vgk2019

    Bellemare to Avs ….2 yrs

  9. vgk2019

    Patrick Brown is basically a Carpenter clone. He is a good checker, right handed forward, dependable 4th liner.

  10. vgk2019

    PIRRI returns !!!!!!!!

    Pirri 2 yrs, 775k

    Nosek, 1 yr, $1M

  11. vgk2019

    interesting that the Knights are seemingly keeping Pirri as insurance in case Gusev or Pacioretty are moved.

    • Mark

      I left this on FB, but kinda my thoughts on the Pirri signing

      “A little shocked by Pirri. Thought someone else would give him a chance.

      But saying that Gallant likes him enough, so if the money is the same, might as well stay where you are comfortable.”

      • Mark

        Stay here because of cost of living and taxes, Pirri gets that.

  12. vgk2019

    Montreal with an offer sheet to Sebastian Aho

    The proposed contract is a five-year deal with an average annual value of $8.454 M

    Canes must match or get 3 picks, a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

  13. vgk2019

    from Jesse Granger—–

    The Golden Knights are currently at $78.925 million in cap hit not including David Clarkson’s contract, which will go on LTIR. That leaves roughly $2.5 million to sign Deryk Engelland, Malcolm Subban, Nikita Gusev and Jimmy Schuldt. Another move is coming. It has to.


    now we see why they re-upped Pirri

  14. Casey

    As entertaining as I find Reaves… if he’s got to go he’s got to go. I don’t love Pacioretty’s contract but I don’t think we have a very good substitute unless Gusev or Pirri can plug and play there at a very high level.

  15. Dman

    Pacioretty 22 goals in 66 games….

    Pirri 12 goals in 31 games, a better scoring ratio than Pac

    Pac was a MINUS 13, the worst on the team 5-on-5

    Pirri was a PLUS 7. iow, 20 goals better than Pac at even strength

  16. vgk2019

    well I guess you can forget about Gusev …..McPhee sounds absolutely iffy and vague about him playing for vgk

    Adam Hill 1h
    He’s taken calls on Gusev and doesn’t anticipate making another move to clear space. The smart money seems to be on Gusev no longer being a part of this organization.

    Ben Gotz
    McPhee said he doesn’t anticipate making another cap-related move.

    • Mark

      Really, I’m a big fan of Gusev, McPhee plays his hand close to the best. Hopefully, he returns. I want to see what he has.

  17. vgk2019

    hey George, how about Gusev to Ottawa for Erik Brannstrom?

    remember him? you drafted him.

    solves the cap and the PP

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