LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Vegas Golden Knights have added some firepower to its lineup with an aggressive trade deadline move on Monday.
The Knights acquired high-scoring forward Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators for prospect Erik Brannstrom, forward Oscar Lindberg and a 2020 second-round pick.
Team General Manager George McPhee made the announced Monday afternoon.
The 26-year-old Stone is an NHL veteran with 366 games on the ice - all with the Senators - after being selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Stone is expected to give the defending Western Conference champs some significant scoring punch up front. As the 26-year-old has 28 goals and 34 assists for 62 points in 59 games this season, two points shy of his career high.
Also, Stone will reportedly not just be a rental as he said on Canada's TSN that he had agreed to a long-term contract extension with the team.
McPhee: Stone is the here-and-now and he’s part of the future. pic.twitter.com/cg95qCyrxp— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 26, 2019
Stone has a total of 123 goals and 188 assists for 311 points in his NHL career. He has also appeared in 27 playoff games for Ottawa with five goals and eight assists in those postseason contests.
On the other side of the deal, Vegas is losing Lindberg and Brannstrom along with a 2020 second-round selection.
Lindberg appeared in 98 games for the Golden Knights and recorded 13 goals and ten assists while Brannstrom was drafted by the Knights in the first round (15th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft and had been playing on Vegas’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.