LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Vegas Golden Knights have traded forward Ryan Reaves to the New York Rangers. This is in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick.
The forward, affectionately known as ‘Reavo,’ is one of the original Golden Knights players, having been acquired during their inaugural season. He’s played in 209 of the squad’s games, racking up an impressive 42 points.
On Twitter, the Knights thanked Reaves “for his dedication to our team and community during his time in our organization” and wished him and his family good luck in the Empire State.
Reaves will be reunited with his former head coach Gerard Gallant, who has been at the helm of the Rangers since June 16 of this year.
“Ryan and I spoke about his future here in Vegas and his playing career beyond the upcoming season, which is the final year of his current contract,” said team General Manager Kelly McCrimmon in a news release. “Ryan and I go back a long ways to our Brandon days. His toughness, character and unique skill set will be missed here at the Golden Knights, and we wish him and his family all the best moving forward. I am proud of the man he has become.”