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Ottawa Trades Mark Stone To Vegas Golden Knights

TSN reporting done deal.

 

 

added 2:51pm,

 

 

added 5:04pm, VGK release is below.

VEGAS (February 25, 2018) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, February 25, the following roster transaction: the team has acquired forward Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Vegas Golden Knights forward Oscar Lindberg, Vegas Golden Knights prospect Erik Brannstrom and a 2020 Second Round draft pick (originally belonging to Dallas).

Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee will be available to the media on Monday, February 25 at 4 p.m. PT at City National Arena in Las Vegas. Members of the media with valid press identification can meet by the regular media entrance into the Golden Knights locker room at 3:30 p.m. PT. Stone’s availability will be announced at a later time.

The 26-year-old Stone is a veteran of 366 NHL games – all with the Senators – and has tallied 123 goals and 188 assists for 311 points in his NHL career. He has also appeared in 27 playoff games for Ottawa with five goals and eight assists in those postseason contests. This season, Stone has recorded a career-high 28 goals and 34 assists for 62 points in 59 games. He has recorded 20 goals or more in five consecutive seasons and last year finished with 20 goals and a career-high 42 assists for 62 points in 58 games.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba spent the last two seasons as an alternate captain for the Senators. In 2016, Stone recorded 10 points (4 G, 6 A) in 10 games to help lead Team Canada to a gold medal during the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Stone was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the Sixth Round (178th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Lindberg appeared in 98 games for the Golden Knights after being selected by Vegas during the 2017 Expansion Draft from the New York Rangers. As a Golden Knight, he recorded 23 points (13 G, 10 A) to go with 38 penalty minutes. Brannstrom was drafted by the Golden Knights in the First Round (15th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent the 2018-19 season with Vegas’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, and has recorded 28 points (7 G, 21 A) to go with 36 penalty minutes.

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TreKronor's avatar

Wow.  So, Vegas must have a strong feeling Stone will sign with them. 

Otherwise, they gave up a top prospect and have to compete against really good SJS, WPG, and NSH teams.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/25/19 at 02:56 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

And now TSN is stating an extension is expected.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/25/19 at 03:02 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Ype TK, Stone says he hasn’t signed it yet, but agreed on it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/25/19 at 03:03 PM ET

Paul's avatar

$9.5M being floated around for AAV on Stone. Reports also say he may not be able to sign extension until March 1st.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/25/19 at 03:09 PM ET

SauceBoss's avatar

Man… you gotta feel bad for Sens fans right now…


Not only are they gonna have to watch Colorado most likey pick a superstar in Hughes or Kakko this year, but they’re gonna have to watch they’re two best players, Chabot and Tkachuk, be consumed by that losing mentality and off ice drama for the next 4-5 years until they too eventually leave when they become ufa

Posted by SauceBoss on 02/25/19 at 03:16 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Vegas again.  I feel Vegas got the best forward from Sens. Does everything well.

Sure looks like (most) Sens players don’t see their future with the Jerk owner.  At least Melnyk has more money for his late night activities, LOL

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 02/25/19 at 03:37 PM ET

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Not only are they gonna have to watch Colorado most likey pick a superstar in Hughes or Kakko this year

If the Wings don’t get a lottery pick I think it’d be hilarious is the Avs and Jackets ended up with #1 and #2, with the Sens having to settle for CBJ’s first rounder next year.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 02/25/19 at 03:56 PM ET

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