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Golden Knights re-sign Engelland, trade for backup GK

Posted: 4:20 PM, Jul 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-23 19:23:20-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With the preseason less than two months away, the Golden Knights are locking in their players and doing a little bit of wheeling-and-dealing.

The team has reached a deal to retain defenseman Deryk Engelland on a one-year, $700k base salary. With incentives, Engelland's deal could reach a maximum value of $1.5 million.

Engelland has recorded 35 points (7 goals, 28 assists) in 153 total games with VGK. He was selected by the Golden Knights during the 2017 Expansion Draft from the Calgary Flames.

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The team also announced they have acquired goaltender Garret Sparks from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Vegas Golden Knights forward David Clarkson and a fourth-round selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

The 26-year-old Sparks has appeared in a total of 37 NHL games – all with Toronto – and has posted a 14-18-2 overall record to go with a 3.09 goals-against average and a 0.898 save percentage.