VEGAS (October 3, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, October 3, the following roster transactions: The team has claimed Malcolm Subban off waivers, the team has assigned forward Tomas Hyka to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL) and Teemu Pulkkinen cleared waivers and has joined the Chicago Wolves. The team has also placed James Neal on the injured-non roster list and has placed Clayton Stoner on the injured reserve list.
Subban played in four games for the Boston Bruins during the 2017 preseason and posted a 2-0 record with a 2.71 goals-against-average. He has spent the last four years in the Bruins system after being drafted by Boston in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent the majority of his time with the AHL's Providence Bruins and has appeared in two NHL games during his time with the organization.
Hyka appeared in five of the Golden Knights seven preseason games and ranked tied for fourth in the NHL with four goals. He finished the exhibition schedule with five points (4G, 1A). He was one of three players on the team to record multiple goals during the preseason.
Pulkkinen appeared in four of the Golden Knights seven preseason games and tied for fifth on the team with three points (2G, 1A). He was one of only three players on the team to record multiple goals during the preseason.
Stoner appeared in three of the seven Vegas Golden Knights preseason games and recorded nine penalty minutes.
Malcolm Subban, Goaltender
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Weight: 200 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round (24th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
-Appeared in four preseason games with the Boston Bruins and posted a record of 2-0 with a 2.71 GAA
-Has appeared in 127 games for the AHL's Providence Bruins and has posted a record of 56-45-14 to go with a 2.40 GAA and a 0.918 save percentage
-Made NHL debut at St. Louis (February 20, 2015)
Tomas Hyka, Forward
Nationality: Czech Republic
Birthplace: Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Weight: 174 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
-Finished the preseason tied for fourth in the NHL with four preseason goals
-Scored a goal in each of the Vegas Golden Knights Rookie Games in Los Angeles, scored two goals in VGK's 9-4 win over Vancouver in the team's first preseason game (September 17), scored a goal at Colorado (September 19) and scored a goal at Anaheim (September 24)
-Skated in 48 regular season games during the 2016-17 season and led Mlada Boleslav (Czech Extraliga) in goals (17), assists (21) and points (38)
-Recorded 79 points (37 G, 42 A) in 130 career regular season games with Mlada Boleslav and 12 points (9 G, 3 A) in 24 postseason games
Teemu Pulkkinen, Forward
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Weight: 185 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
-Recorded three points (2G, 1A) and appeared in four of the seven Vegas Golden Knights preseason games
-Scored his first goal of the preseason at San Jose (September 21) and his goal at Anaheim (September 24)
-Made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on March 14, 2014 vs. Edmonton
-Acquired by the Coyotes from the Minnesota Wild on February 26, 2017 in exchange for future considerations
-Has 22 points (13G, 9A) in 83 career NHL games
James Neal, Forward
Weight: 221 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
-Scored his first career NHL goal in his first career NHL game with the Dallas Stars on October 10, 2008 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
-Traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Nashville Predators on June 27, 2014 in exchange for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling
-Had 9 points (6G, 3A) in 22 games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Predators
Clayton Stoner, Defenseman
Birthplace: Port McNeill, British Columbia
Weight: 216 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Minnesota Wild in the third round (79th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft
-Scored first NHL goal with the Wild on January 4, 2011 vs. New Jersey Devils
-Signed with the Ducks as a free agent on July 1, 2014
-Has five points (2G, 3A) in 31 career Stanley Cup Playoff games
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