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Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Tomas Tatar From The Detroit Red Wings

by Vegas Golden Knights @goldenknights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (February 26, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, February 26, the following roster transaction: the team has acquired forward Tomas Tatar from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for three draft picks: Vegas' own first round pick in 2018, a second round pick in 2019 (originally belonging to New York Islanders) and Vegas' own third round pick in 2021.

The 27-year-old Tatar is a veteran of 407 NHL games - all with the Red Wings - and has tallied 115 goals and 107 assists for 222 points in his NHL career. He has also appeared in 17 playoff games for Detroit with three goals and four assists in those postseason contests. This season, Tatar has tallied 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points in 62 games in Detroit.

The native of Ilava, Slovakia set a career high in goals, assists and points during the 2014-15 season after registering 29 goals and 27 assists.

Tatar was a member of the 2013 Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins and was named the playoff MVP after scoring a league-best 16 postseason goals. He has represented Slovakia at several international tournaments including the Winter Olympics (2014), World Junior Championships, and World Championships.

Tatar was selected by the Red Wings in the second round (60th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Tomas Tatar, Forward

Birthplace: Ilava, Slovakia

Height: 5'10''

Weight: 185 lbs.

Age: 27

Draft: Selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round (60th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

Notes:

-Made his NHL debut and scored his first career NHL goal on his first shot on December 31, 2010 against the New York Islanders.

-Played for Slovakia during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia

-Won the 2013 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids and led the AHL playoffs in goals with 16

-Set a career high in goals, assists and points during the 2014-15 season after registering 29 goals and 27 assists

-Has 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points in 62 games this season in Detroit

TRANSACTION: Vegas Golden Knights acquire forward Tomas Tatar from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for three draft picks: Vegas' own first round pick in 2018, a second round pick in 2019 (originally belonging to New York Islanders) and Vegas' own third round pick in 2021.

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