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Golden Knights sign Brendan Leipsic and Griffin Reinhart

FEB 06, 2016 : Griffin Reinhart #8 of the Edmonton Oilers warms up prior to the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on February 6, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Philippe Bouchard/Icon Sportswire)
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The Vegas Golden Knights have officially signed wing Brendan Leipsic and defenseman Griffin Reinhart to two-year contracts, according to the Golden Knights’ official Twitter account.

Leipsic will make $650,000 per year while Reinhart’s deal will pay him $800,000 annually.

The Golden Knights selected Leipsic from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the expansion draft.

The 23-year-old was originally selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round (89th pick overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

However, the Predators proceeded to trade Leipsic before he could play a single game in Nashville, sending him to the Maple Leafs in February 2015.

The Canadian made his NHL debut last season, playing in six games for Toronto. In 85 short minutes of total ice times, Leipsic scored one goal and handed out two assists while registering a minus-1 plus-minus stat.

Reinhart has been a bit of a disappointment thus far.

The 24-year-old was originally selected by the New York Islanders with the fourth overall pick of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

He then made his debut for the Islanders during the 2014-15 campaign, playing in eight games and registering one assist in 113 minutes on the ice, but New York then traded him to the Edmonton Oilers that summer.

Reinhart played in 29 games for the Oilers in 2015-16, managing one assist and recording a minus-6 plus-minus stat over 524 minutes.

He then spent the entire 2016-17 campaign playing in the AHL with the Bakersfield Condors, tallying seven goals and 14 assists in 54 contests.

Edmonton left the Canadian unprotected in the expansion draft, and Vegas nabbed him.



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