Golden Knights sign goalie Oscar Dansk to one year contract

Golden Knights
Oscar Dansk

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 21: Oskar Dansk #35 of the Vegas Golden Knights stops a shot on goal with the glove hand against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 21, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

VEGAS (June 11, 2020) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, June 11, that the team has signed goaltender Oscar Dansk to a one-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $700,000.

Dansk, who made one appearance for the Golden Knights this season, appeared in 35 games for the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves this season and finished with a 18-12-4 record to go with a 2.57 goals-against average and a 0.908 save percentage. In five NHL appearances with the Golden Knights, he has posted a 3-1-0 record to go with a 2.89 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. During the 2018-19 season, Dansk sported a 27-13-2 record to go with a 2.46 GAA and a 0.913 save percentage during the regular-season. He appeared in 19 Calder Cup playoff games with Chicago and had a 10-9 record to go with 2.48 GAA and a 0.911 save percentage, helping lead the Wolves to the Calder Cup Final. During the 2017-18 season, the Stockholm, Sweden native appeared in four games with the Golden Knights, going 3-0-0 with a 1.78 GAA and a 0.946 save percentage. With Chicago that season, Dansk was 13-3-2 with a 2.44 GAA and a 0.918 save percentage. Dansk originally signed with the Golden Knights on July 1, 2017 and re-signed with the team on July 6, 2018.

Oscar Dansk, Goaltender
Birthplace: Stockholm, SWE
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Age: 26
Draft: Selected by Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round (31st overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Notes:

  • Has appeared in five career NHL games with the Vegas Golden Knights posting a 3-1-0 record to go with a 2.89 goals-against average and .915 save percentage
  • Finished the 2019-20 season with a 18-12-4 record to go with a 2.57 GAA and 0.908 save percentage with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves
  • Sported a 27-13-2 record during the 2018-19 season to go with a 2.46 GAA and a 0.913 save percentage during the regular-season with the Wolves
  • Appeared in 19 Calder Cup playoff games with the Wolves and had a 10-9 record to go with 2.48 GAA and a 0.911 save percentage, helping lead the Wolves to a Calder Cup final appearance
  • Recorded a career-high 32 saves en route to first career shutout against Colorado on October 27, 2017

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