Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Nate Schmidt from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
"Nate has been one of the top defencemen in our division in recent years," said Jim Benning. "He's a dynamic player who competes hard all over the ice. I think he will be a really good fit in our group."
Schmidt, 29, appeared in 59 games for Vegas in 2019.20 and ranked second on the team in scoring among defencemen with 31 points (7-24-31). He added nine points (2-7-9) in 20 postseason games, once again ranking second on the team in scoring among defenceman.