VEGAS (January 11, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, January 11, the following roster transaction: the team has assigned forward Keegan Kolesar to the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves.
Kolesar made his NHL debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 11. He has appeared in 24 games with the Wolves this season and has recorded 10 points (2 G, 8 A) to go with 10 penalty minutes. Last year with Chicago, Kolesar helped the Wolves reach the Calder Cup Final after recording 11 points (6 G, 5 A) to go with 48 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games. During the 2018-19 regular season, the Brandon, Manitoba native finished with 36 points (20 G, 16 A) to go with 90 penalty minutes in 74 games and his 20 goals ranked tied for third on the team.
Kolesar was acquired by the Golden Knights from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a second-round selection (45th overall) during the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Keegan Kolesar, Forward
Hometown: Brandon, Manitoba
Weight: 227 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third round (69th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft
- Made NHL debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 11, 2020
- Has recorded 10 points (2 G, 8 A) to go with 10 penalty minutes in 24 games this season with the AHL's Chicago Wolves
- Collected 36 points (20 G, 16 A) in 74 games for the Wolves during the 2018-19 regular season
- Finished with 11 points (6 G, 5 A) to go with 48 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games and helped lead the Wolves to the 2019 Calder Cup Final
- Won the Ed Chynoweth Cup during the 2016-17 season with the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds and helped lead the team to a Memorial Cup appearance
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