VEGAS (July 15, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 15, that the team has signed forward Brendan Leipsic to a two-year contract through the 2018-19 season worth an average annual value of $650,000. Leipsic was selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21 (Toronto Maple Leafs).
McPhee also announced that the team has signed defenseman Griffin Reinhart to a two-year contract through the 2018-19 season worth an average annual value of $800,000. Reinhart was selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21 (Edmonton Oilers).
Brendan Leipsic, Forward
Weight: 180 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round (89th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
-Scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game on February 13, 2016 vs. Vancouver Canucks
-Traded to the Maple Leafs on February 15, 2015 along with Olli Jokinen and a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli
-Had 51 points (18 G, 33 A) in 49 games for the AHL's Toronto Marlies in 2016-17
Griffin Reinhart, Defenseman
Weight: 212 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the New York Islanders in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
- Made his NHL debut for the Islanders on October 10, 2014 vs. Carolina Hurricanes
- Traded to the Edmonton Oilers by the Islanders on June 26, 2015 in exchange for a first and a second-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft
- Had an assist in one 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff game with Edmonton
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