VEGAS (October 3, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, October 3, the following roster transactions: The team has assigned forward Alex Tuch , defenseman Shea Theodore and forward Vadim Shipachyov to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Theodore appeared in five of the seven preseason games for the Golden Knights and ranked fourth on the team with four points (1G, 3A). He scored his lone goal of the preseason against Colorado on September 28.
Tuch appeared in five of the seven preseason games for the Golden Knights and recorded two points (1G, 1A) and six penalty minutes. He scored his lone goal of the preseason against Vancouver on September 17.
Shipachyov appeared in four games of the seven preseason games for the Golden Knights and recorded an assist against Colorado on September 28.
Alex Tuch, Forward
Nationality: United States
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York
Weight: 222 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Minnesota Wild in the first round (18th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
-Finished with two points (1G, 1A) and six penalty minutes in five preseason games with the Golden Knights
-Scored a preseason goal at Vancouver (September 17)
-Has appeared in six NHL games
-Made NHL debut on February 4, 2017
-Had 37 points (18 G, 19 A) in 57 games for the Iowa Wild during the 2016-17 season
-Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Wild on April 13, 2016
-Played in the NCAA for Boston College from 2014-16
Shea Theodore, Defenseman
Birthplace: Langley, British Columbia
Weight: 195 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round (26th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
-Finished with four points (1G, 3A), which ranked tied for fourth on the team, in five preseason games for the Golden Knights
-Scored a preseason goal against Colorado (September 28)
-Made NHL debut on December 29, 2015 vs. Calgary Flames
-Scored his first NHL goal on January 13, 2016 vs. Ottawa Senators
-Played in 34 games with the Ducks during the 2016-17 regular season, collecting nine points (2G, 7A)
-Appeared in 12 games during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2017 and had eight points (2G, 6A)
Vadim Shipachyov, Forward
Birthplace: Cherepovets, Russia
Weight: 187 lbs.
-Finished with one assist in four games with the Golden Knights during the preseason
-Signed as a free agent by the Vegas Golden Knights on May 4
-Has spent the last nine seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League and the last four with SKA St. Petersburg
-Helped guide SKA St. Petersburg to two KHL championships (2015 & 2017)
-Comes to the NHL after playing compiling 422 points (138G, 284A) in 416 games in the KHL
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