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2018–19 Vegas Golden Knights · NHL
Division 3rd Pacific
Conference 7th Western
2018–19 record 43–32–7
Home record 24–12–5
Road record 19–20–2
Goals for 249
Goals against 230
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Gerard Gallant
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Deryk Engelland
Max Pacioretty
Reilly Smith
Arena T-Mobile Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jonathan Marchessault (25)
Assists Jonathan Marchessault
Reilly Smith (34)
Points Jonathan Marchessault (59)
Penalties in minutes Ryan Reaves (74)
Wins Marc-Andre Fleury (35)
Goals against average Marc-Andre Fleury (2.51)

The 2018–19 Vegas Golden Knights season was the second season for the National Hockey League franchise that started playing in the 2017–18 season. Prior to the season, the NHL suspended Nate Schmidt for 20 regular season games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.[1][2] On March 29, 2019, the Golden Knights clinched a playoff spot after the Arizona Coyotes' 3–2 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche.[3]

Despite leading the series against the San Jose Sharks 3–1 in the First Round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Golden Knights were eliminated in seven games.[4]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was released on June 18, 2018.[5]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[6]

2018–19 game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

The Golden Knights faced the San Jose Sharks in the First Round of the playoffs,[7] and were defeated in seven games.[8] They played against each other in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, where the Golden Knights defeated the Sharks in the Second Round in six games.[9][10][11]

2019 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final[12]

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Marchessault, JonathanJonathan Marchessault 82 25 34 59 +2 52
Karlsson, WilliamWilliam Karlsson 82 24 32 56 +1 16
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 74 19 34 53 +13 14
Tuch, AlexAlex Tuch 74 20 32 52 +13 8
Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny 50 13 29 42 +14 30
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin 78 22 19 41 +19 16
Pacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty 66 22 18 40 –13 36
Theodore, SheaShea Theodore 79 12 25 37 –4 20
Schmidt, NateNate Schmidt 61 9 21 30 +22 8
Miller, ColinColin Miller 65 3 26 29 0 44
Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves 80 9 11 20 +1 74
Pirri, BrandonBrandon Pirri 31 12 6 18 +7 6
Carpenter, RyanRyan Carpenter 68 5 13 18 –6 8
Nosek, TomasTomas Nosek 68 8 9 17 –10 18
McNabb, BraydenBrayden McNabb 81 4 12 16 +11 52
Bellemare, Pierre-EdouardPierre-Edouard Bellemare 76 6 9 15 +2 6
Merrill, JonJon Merrill 57 3 12 15 +16 53
Holden, NickNick Holden 61 3 12 15 +5 14
Lindberg, OscarOscar Lindberg

|| 35 || 4 || 8 || 12 || +3 || 24

Engelland, DerykDeryk Engelland 74 2 10 12 –3 18
Stone, MarkMark Stone

|| 18 || 5 || 6 || 11 || +4 || 5

Carrier, WilliamWilliam Carrier 54 8 1 9 –4 29
Hunt, BradBrad Hunt

|| 13 || 2 || 5 || 7 || +3 || 2

Haula, ErikErik Haula 15 2 5 7 +1 10
Hyka, TomasTomas Hyka 17 1 3 4 –2 2
Zykov, ValentinValentin Zykov

|| 10 || 2 || 0 || 2 || –3 || 0

Carr, DanielDaniel Carr 6 1 0 1 –1 0
Schuldt, JimmyJimmy Schuldt 1 0 1 1 –1 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Stone, MarkMark Stone 7 6 6 12 +2 2
Pacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty 7 5 6 11 +1 4
Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny 7 2 6 8 +2 2
Theodore, SheaShea Theodore 7 1 7 8 +1 6
Marchessault, JonathanJonathan Marchessault 7 4 2 6 +1 6
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 7 1 5 6 +1 0
Karlsson, WilliamWilliam Karlsson 7 2 3 5 +1 2
Schmidt, NateNate Schmidt 7 0 4 4 +2 2
Miller, ColinColin Miller 6 1 2 3 +1 6
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin 7 2 0 2 +1 17
Tuch, AlexAlex Tuch 7 1 1 2 0 8
McNabb, BraydenBrayden McNabb 7 0 1 1 +4 8
Engelland, DerykDeryk Engelland 7 0 1 1 +2 8
Holden, NickNick Holden 1 0 0 0 –2 2
Pirri, BrandonBrandon Pirri 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bellemare, Pierre-EdouardPierre-Edouard Bellemare 6 0 0 0 0 2
Carrier, WilliamWilliam Carrier 7 0 0 0 –1 6
Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves 7 0 0 0 –1 17
Nosek, TomasTomas Nosek 7 0 0 0 –3 14
Merrill, JonJon Merrill 7 0 0 0 –1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 61 61 3,635 35 21 5 152 2.51 1745 .913 8 0 2 4
Subban, MalcolmMalcolm Subban 21 20 1,227 8 10 2 60 2.93 612 .902 1 0 0 4
Lagace, MaximeMaxime Lagace 1 1 60 0 1 0 4 4.03 31 .871 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 7 7 466:32 3 4 21 2.70 230 .909 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Golden Knights. Stats reflect time with the Golden Knights only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Golden Knights only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

TransactionsEdit

The Golden Knights have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Pittsburgh Penguins
7th-round pick in 2019
To Vegas Golden Knights
7th-round pick in 2018
[13]
September 10, 2018 (2018-09-10) To Montreal Canadiens
Tomas Tatar
Nick Suzuki
2nd-round pick in 2019
To Vegas Golden Knights
Max Pacioretty
[14]
January 3, 2019 (2019-01-03) To Winnipeg Jets
Jimmy Oligny
To Vegas Golden Knights
Future considerations
[15]
January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21) To Minnesota Wild
Brad Hunt
6th-round pick in 2019
To Vegas Golden Knights
Conditional 5th-round pick in 2019
[16]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Ottawa Senators
Erik Brannstrom
Oscar Lindberg
DAL's 2nd-round pick in 2020
To Vegas Golden Knights
Tobias Lindberg
Mark Stone
[17]

Free agentsEdit

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Daniel Carr from Montreal Canadiens 1-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Zach Fucale from Montreal Canadiens 1-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Alex Gallant from Tampa Bay Lightning 1-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Nick Holden from Boston Bruins 2-year [19][18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Curtis McKenzie from Dallas Stars 2-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Jimmy Oligny from Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) 1-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) David Perron to St. Louis Blues 4-year [20]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Paul Stastny from Winnipeg Jets 3-year [21][18]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) James Neal to Calgary Flames 5-year [22]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Paul Thompson to Florida Panthers 2-year [23]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Philip Holm to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) 1-year [24]
July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18) Teemu Pulkkinen to Dinamo Minsk (KHL) 1-year [25]
September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24) Luca Sbisa to New York Islanders 1-year [26]
October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) Jason Garrison to Edmonton Oilers 1-year [27]
April 3, 2019 (2019-04-03) Jimmy Schuldt from St. Cloud State Huskies (NCHC) 1-year [28]

WaiversEdit

Date Player Team Ref
December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29) Valentin Zykov from Edmonton Oilers [29]

Contract terminationsEdit

Date Player Via Ref

RetirementEdit

Date Player Ref

SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Maxime Lagace 1-year [30]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Brandon Pirri 1-year [31]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Ryan Reaves 2-year [32]
July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06) Oscar Dansk 2-year [33]
July 7, 2018 (2018-07-07) Colin Miller 4-year [34]
July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) Marc-Andre Fleury 3-year [35]
July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18) Tomas Nosek 1-year [36]
July 23, 2018 (2018-07-23) William Carrier 2-year [37]
August 4, 2018 (2018-08-04) William Karlsson 1-year [38]
September 10, 2018 (2018-09-10) Max Pacioretty 4-year [39]
September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24) Shea Theodore 7-year [40]
October 19, 2018 (2018-10-19) Alex Tuch 7-year [41]
October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25) Nate Schmidt 6-year [42]
December 28, 2018 (2018-12-28) Paul Cotter 3-year [43]
March 8, 2019 (2019-03-08) Mark Stone 8-year [44]
April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14) Nikita Gusev 1-year [45]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Vegas Golden Knights draft picks

Below are the Vegas Golden Knights' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 61 Ivan Morozov C Flag of Russia Russia Mamonty Yugry (MHL)
4 991 Slava Demin D Flag of the United States United States Wenatchee Wild (BCHL)
4 1152 Paul Cotter C Flag of the United States United States Lincoln Stars (USHL)
5 1353 Brandon Kruse LW Flag of the United States United States Bowling Green State University (WCHA)
5 154 Connor Corcoran D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
6 1804 Peter Diliberatore D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Salisbury School (USHS)
6 185 Xavier Bouchard D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
7 2085 Jordan Kooy G Flag of Canada.svg Canada London Knights (OHL)

Notes:

  1. The Vancouver Canucks' fourth-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on February 23, 2018, that sent Derick Brassard to Pittsburgh in exchange for Ryan Reaves and this pick.[46]
  2. The Pittsburgh Penguins' fourth-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on June 21, 2017, that ensured Vegas would select Jason Garrison in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from Tampa Bay in exchange for Nikita Gusev, a second-round pick in 2017 and this pick.[47]
  3. The Carolina Hurricanes' fifth-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on July 4, 2017, that sent Marcus Kruger to Carolina in exchange for this pick.[48]
  4. The Toronto Maple Leafs' sixth-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on October 6, 2017, that sent Calvin Pickard to Toronto in exchange for Tobias Lindberg and this pick.[49]
  5. The Pittsburgh Penguins' seventh-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on June 23, 2018, that sent a seventh-round pick in 2019 to Pittsburgh in exchange for this pick.[50]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Golden Knights defenceman Nate Schmidt suspended 20 games (September 2, 2018). Retrieved on September 4, 2018.
  2. Schmidt of Golden Knights suspended 20 games (September 2, 2018). Retrieved on September 4, 2018.
  3. Golden Knights clinch Stanley Cup Playoff berth (March 29, 2019). Retrieved on April 1, 2019.
  4. Goodrow's OT goal caps Sharks 5-4 Game 7 win vs. Vegas (April 23, 2019). Retrieved on April 24, 2019. “Jones, who was pulled for ineffectiveness in two of the first five games, made 34 saves to close out the series and give the Sharks their first comeback from 3-1 down in a series in seven tries.”
  5. Golden Knights Announce Dates For Rookie Camp, Training Camp & Preseason (June 18, 2018). Retrieved on June 19, 2018.
  6. NHL Announces Golden Knights 2018-19 Regular Season Schedule (June 21, 2018). Retrieved on October 1, 2018.
  7. Golden Knights 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Series Announced (April 7, 2019). Retrieved on April 7, 2019.
  8. Sharks rally for OT victory against Golden Knights in Game 7 (April 24, 2019). Retrieved on April 24, 2019.
  9. Sharks secure home ice, end slide with OT win against Golden Knights (March 30, 2019). Retrieved on April 4, 2019.
  10. Sharks will play Golden Knights in first-round Western series (March 31, 2019). Retrieved on April 4, 2019.
  11. Golden Knights, Sharks officially set to meet in NHL playoffs (March 31, 2019). Retrieved on April 4, 2019.
  12. Vegas Golden Knights Stats - 2018-2019. Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  13. 2018 NHL Draft Notes (June 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 25, 2018.
  14. Golden Knights Acquire Max Pacioretty From The Montreal Canadiens (September 10, 2018). Retrieved on September 13, 2018.
  15. Jets acquire defenceman Jimmy Oligny from Golden Knights (January 3, 2019). Retrieved on January 6, 2019.
  16. VGK Acquires 5th RD Pick In 2019 Draft From MIN For Hunt & 6th RD Pick (January 21, 2019). Retrieved on January 22, 2019.
  17. Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Mark Stone From The Ottawa Senators (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 26, 2019.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 Vegas Announces Free Agency Signings. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  19. Defenseman Nick Holden Signed by Vegas (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  20. Blues sign Perron to four-year deal (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  21. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward Paul Stastny (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  22. FLAMES SIGN JAMES NEAL. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 3, 2018.
  23. Panthers Agree to Terms with Paul Thompson and Jacob MacDonald. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 3, 2018.
  24. ЧЕМПИОН МИРА ФИЛИП ХОЛЬМ ПОПОЛНИЛ "ТОРПЕДО"! (Russian). hctorpedo.ru. Retrieved on July 30, 2018.
  25. Теему Пулккинен – в ХК «Динамо-Минск»! (Russian). hcdinamo.by. Retrieved on July 19, 2018.
  26. Sbisa Signs One-Year Contract. New York Islanders (September 24, 2018).
  27. Ciampa, Marc (October 3, 2018). Oilers Roster Set; Chiarelli Comments. Edmonton Oilers.
  28. VGK Sign Free Agent Jimmy Schuldt From St. Cloud State University (April 3, 2019). Retrieved on April 4, 2019.
  29. Vegas Golden Knights Claim Forward Valentin Zykov Off Waivers (December 29, 2018). Retrieved on January 3, 2019.
  30. Golden Knights sign goaltender Maxime Lagace to one-year, two-way contract extension (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 10, 2018.
  31. Golden Knights bring back forward Brandon Pirri (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 10, 2018.
  32. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward Ryan Reaves (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  33. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Goaltender Oscar Dansk. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 10, 2018.
  34. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Defenseman Colin Miller. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 10, 2018.
  35. Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury Agree to Terms on 3-Year Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  36. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward Tomas Nosek. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 22, 2018.
  37. Vegas Golden Knights sign forward William Carrier. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 5, 2018.
  38. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward William Karlsson. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 5, 2018.
  39. Golden Knights Sign Forward Max Pacioretty To 4-Year Contract Extension (September 10, 2018). Retrieved on September 13, 2018.
  40. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Defenseman Shea Theodore (September 24, 2018). Retrieved on September 25, 2018.
  41. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward Alex Tuch To Seven-Year Extension (October 19, 2018). Retrieved on October 23, 2018.
  42. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Defenseman Nate Schmidt To Six-Year Extension (October 25, 2018). Retrieved on October 25, 2018.
  43. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward Paul Cotter To An Entry-Level Contract (December 28, 2018). Retrieved on January 6, 2019.
  44. VGK Sign Forward Mark Stone To Eight-Year Contract Extension (March 8, 2019). Retrieved on March 9, 2019.
  45. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward Nikita Gusev To Entry-Level Contract (April 14, 2019). Retrieved on April 14, 2019.
  46. Brassard traded to Penguins in deal with Senators, Golden Knights (February 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  47. Vegas selection of Jason Garrison frees up cap space for Lightning (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  48. Hurricanes acquire Kruger from Vegas (July 4, 2017). Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  49. Pickard acquired by Maple Leafs from Golden Knights (October 6, 2017). Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  50. 2018 NHL Draft Notes (June 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 27, 2018.

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