No one can really complain much about the first three seasons of existence for the Vegas Golden Knights. A trip to the Stanley Cup finals in their first season and making the playoffs the following two seasons including a trip to the Western Conference finals this season have the organization hungry for more. The offseason really just started but already the Knights are busy. Vegas signed veteran free agent defensemen Alex Pietrangelo from the St. Louis Blues. Pietrangelo was the captain of the Blues 2019 Stanley Cup champion team. He signed a seven year contract worth almost $9 million a year. The Knights have also decided to keep goalie Marc-Andre Fleury aboard even though they signed Robin Lehner to a multi-year deal. Lehner did recently undergo shoulder surgery. To make room under the salary cap in order to keep Fleury in the fold, the Knights traded Nate Schmidt to Vancouver. Vegas also traded Paul Stastny to Winnipeg for defensemen Carl Dahlstrom and a third round pick. Vegas felt like they got pushed around by the bigger, stronger Dallas Stars in the Western Conference finals so are trying to add some bigger players to the lineup. More moves are sure to come for the squad. There has been no definitive date given for when the next NHL season will start.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.