VEGAS (February 24, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, February 24, the following roster transaction: the team has acquired forward Nick Cousins from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft .
Cousins, 26, has posted 22 points (9 G, 13 A) to go with 33 penalty minutes in 58 games this season with the Montreal Canadiens. The Bellevile, Ontario native has posted 95 points (40 G, 55 A) to go with 136 penalty minutes in 317 career games while suiting up for the Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes (2017-18) and Philadelphia Flyers (2014-17). He was selected in the third round (68th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nick Cousins, Forward
Birthplace: Belleville, Ontario
Weight: 183 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round (68th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft
- Appeared in 58 games (9 G, 13 A) with the Montreal Canadiens in the 2019-20 season
- Has played 317 games throughout his career (40 G, 55 A) with the Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and Montreal Canadiens
- Recorded a career high 27 points (7 G, 20 A) with the Arizona Coyotes in the 2018-19 season
- Competed in the AHL All-Star Game in the 2015-16 season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms
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