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Vegas Golden Knights Announce Roster Transactions

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (July 1, 2019) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 1, that the team has signed forwards Patrick Brown and Tyrell Goulbourne each to a two-year contract through the 2020-21 season worth an average annual value of $700,000 and signed defensemen Brett Lernout and Jaycob Megna each to a one-year contract through the 2019-20 season worth an average annual value of $700,000. McPhee will be available to the media at City National Arena at 3 p.m. PT to discuss the transactions. A transcript of the availability will be provided upon request.

Brown, 27, helped lead the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers to the 2018-19 Calder Cup championship after recording 35 points (19 G, 16 A) in 70 games during the regular season. The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan native finished with 10 points (5 G, 5 A) to go with 18 penalty minutes in 11 Calder Cup playoff games. The Checkers' captain has appeared in 28 NHL games, all with the Carolina Hurricanes, and has recorded two points (1 G, 1 A) to go with eight penalty minutes. Brown also appeared in eight games for Carolina during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Goulbourne, 25, recorded 18 points (9 G, 9 A) to go with 135 penalty minutes in 63 games for the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms during the 2018-19 season. He has appeared in a total of 11 games for the Philadelphia Flyers in parts of two seasons, including two games during the 2018-19 season.

Learnout, 23, recorded nine points (4 G, 5 A) to go with 41 penalty minutes in 74 games with the AHL's Laval Rockets during the 2018-19 season. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native has appeared in 21 NHL games in parts of three seasons, all for the Montreal Canadiens, including 18 games during the 2017-18 season, where he recorded one assists to go with six penalty minutes.

Megna, 26, captained the AHL's San Diego Gulls during the 2018-19 season and recorded 13 points (2 G, 11 A) to go with 20 penalty minutes in 38 games. He also appeared in 16 Calder Cup playoff games for the Gulls and tallied two assists to go with 10 penalty minutes. The Plantation, Florida native also appeared in 28 NHL games for Anaheim Ducks during the 2018-19 season, finishing with four points (1 G, 3 A) to go with 12 penalty minutes. Megna has suited up for the Ducks in parts of three seasons, skating in a total of 43 career games.

Patrick Brown, Forward
Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Height: 5-11
Weight: 214 lbs.
Age: 27
Draft: Undrafted
Shoots: Right
Notes:

  • Helped lead the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers to the 2018-19 Calder Cup championship
  • Appeared in 70 games in 2018-19 with the Checkers tallying 35 points (19 G, 16 A) and served as the team's captain
  • Has appeared in 28 NHL games for the Carolina Hurricanes and has recorded two points (1 G, 1 A)
  • Played with Boston College (NCAA) from 2010-2014 and helped lead the team to the 2012 NCAA National Championship
  • Recorded 30 points (15 G, 15 A) in 40 games and served as the team captain during his senior season at Boston College

Tyrell Goulbourne, Forward
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 25
Draft: Selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left
Notes:

  • Recorded 18 points, (9 G, 9 A) to go with 135 penalty minutes in 63 games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) in the 2018-19 season
  • Appeared in 11 games with the Philadelphia Flyers between the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons
  • Scored two goals in 10 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms during the 2017-18 playoffs
  • Won the WHL Championship with the Kelowna Rockets during the 2014-15 season

Brett Lernout, Defenseman
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Height: 6-4
Weight: 213 lbs.
Age: 23
Draft: Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round (73rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right
Notes:

  • Recorded nine points (4 G, 5 A) to go with 41 penalty minutes in 74 games with the American Hockey League's Laval Rockets during the 2018-19 season
  • Appeared in 18 games for the Montreal Canadiens during the 2017-18 season and collected one assist to go with six penalty minutes
  • Finished the 2017-18 season with the Rockets tallying eight points (1 G, 7 A) to go with 33 penalty minutes in 56 games
  • Recorded 17 points (5 G, 12 A) to go with 74 penalty minutes in 130 games in two seasons with the Rockets

Jaycob Megna, Defenseman
Birthplace: Plantation, FL
Height: 6-6
Weight: 219 lbs.
Age: 26
Draft: Selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the seventh round (210th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left
Notes:

  • Captained the American Hockey League's San Diego Gulls during the 2018-19 season and recorded 13 points (2 G, 11 A) to go with 20 penalty minutes in 38 games.
  • Appeared in 28 games with the Anaheim Ducks during the 2018-19 season, collecting four points (1 G, 3 A) to go with 12 penalty minutes
  • Totaled 65 points (9 G, 5 5A) to go with 96 penalty minutes in 216 games with the San Diego Gulls from 2015-19
  • Appeared in 14 gams with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2017-18 season collecting one assist
  • Led the AHL in plus/minus with a plus-33 during the 2016-17 season after setting career-highs in points (27), goals (5), assists (22) and plus/minus in 62 games
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