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Golden Knights Sign Tomas Hyka And Zac Leslie

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (May 31, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manger George McPhee announced today, May 31, that the team has signed forward Tomas Hyka and defenseman Zac Leslie. Hyka signed a one-year contract worth an NHL average annual value of $650,000 and an American Hockey League average annual value of $250,000. Leslie inked a one-year deal worth an NHL average annual value of $675,000 and an AHL Base Salary of $75,000.

Hyka spent the majority of the year with the AHL's Chicago Wolves, appearing in 50 games and finishing with 48 points (15 G, 33 A). He also appeared in 10 games for the Golden Knights and scored his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks on February 23. Hyka was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft before signing with the Golden Knights on June 1, 2017.

Leslie was acquired by the Golden Knights from the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations on February 5 and finished with 17 points (5 G, 12 A) in 27 games for the AHL's Chicago Wolves. He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and spent parts of three seasons with the AHL's Ontario Reign from 2015-18.

Tomas Hyka, Forward

Country: Czech Republic

Hometown: Mlada Boleslav, CZE

Height: 5'11''

Weight: 160 lbs.

Age: 25

Draft: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

Shoots: Left

Notes:

-Appeared in 10 games with Golden Knights during 2017-18 season and finished with 3 points (1 G, 2 A)

-First NHL goal was against the Vancouver Canucks on February 23rd

-Appeared in 50 games with the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves during the 2017-18 season, finishing with 48 points (15 G, 33 A)

-Played three games in Calder Cup Playoffs with the Wolves and collected one assist

-Competed in IIHF World Championship 2018 with Czech Republic

-Signed with the Golden Knights on June 1, 2017

Zac Leslie, Defensemen

Country: Canada

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Height: 6'0''

Weight: 175 lbs.

Age: 24

Draft: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Shoots: Left

Notes:

-Started 2017-18 season with the American Hockey League's Ontario Reign and recorded 5 points (1 G, 4 A) in 26 games

-Appeared in first game with the AHL's Chicago Wolves on February 9, 2018 and finished with 17 points (5 G, 12 A) in 27 games

-Had one goal and two assists with Wolves in the Calder Cup Playoffs

-Acquired by the Golden Knights from the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations on February 5

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