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Vegas Golden Knights Announce Roster Transactions

Brandon Pirri and Nicolas Roy assigned to Chicago Wolves

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (November 17, 2019) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, November 17, the following roster transactions: the team has assigned forwards Brandon Pirri and Nicolas Roy to the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves.

Pirri has appeared in 11 games with the Golden Knights and has tallied one assist. Last season, he matched his highest point output since the 2015-16 season in half as many games, finishing with 18 points (12 G, 6 A) to go with six penalty minutes in 31 games with the Golden Knights. Prior to being recalled by Vegas, the Toronto, Ontario native led the American Hockey League with 42 points (18 G, 24 A) in 29 games with the Chicago Wolves.

Roy made his Golden Knights debut against Anaheim on October 27 and scored the first goal of his NHL career. He has appeared in a total of 13 NHL games, seven of which came with the Carolina Hurricanes. With Vegas, he has recorded three points (1 G, 2 A) in six games. With the Wolves this season, he has appeared in seven games and has recorded one assist. The native of Amos, Quebec was acquired by the Golden Knights along with a conditional fifth round draft pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft from Carolina in exchange for forward Erik Haula.

Brandon Pirri, Forward
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Height: 6-0
Weight: 186 lbs.
Age: 28
Draft: Selected by Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (59th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left
Notes:
Has appeared in 11 games for the Golden Knights during the 2019-20 season, recording an assist
Started the 2018-19 season with the American Hockey League Chicago Wolves, appearing in 29 games and recording 42 points (18 G, 24 A)
Finished the 2018-19 season with Vegas appearing in 31 games and totaling 18 points (12 G, 6 A)
Had a career-high six game point streak from December 30, 2018 - January 15, 2019
Has appeared in 44 games with the Golden Knights in two seasons collecting 22 points (15 G, 7 A)

Nicolas Roy, Forward
Birthplace: Amos, QC, Canada
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200 lbs.
Age: 22
Draft: Selected by Carolina Hurricanes in the fourth round (96th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right
Notes:
Made Golden Knights debut against Anaheim (Oct. 27) and scored his first career NHL goal
Finished the 2018-19 season with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League with 36 points (17 G, 19 A) to go with 28 penalty minutes in 69 games
Appeared in six games with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2018-19 season
Helped lead the Checkers to a Calder Cup championship in 2019, finishing with 15 points (6 G, 9 A) to go with 14 penalty minutes in 19 games, which tied for third on the team in scoring
Led the Checkers in the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs in short-handed goals with two
Collected 38 points (11 G, 27 A) in 70 games for the Checkers in 2017-18 season

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