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Vegas Golden Knights acquire Washington Capitals player

Posted at 8:01 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 23:24:31-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired forward Chandler Stephenson from the Washington Capitals.

The team made the announcement on Monday after their 4-1 win against the New York Rangers.

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VGK forward Nicolas Roy has been assigned to the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves.

Stephenson will wear the number 17 with the Golden Knights. Their next game is in New Jersey on Tuesday against the Devils.

Vegas Golden Knights v New York Rangers
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Nicolas Roy #10 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on December 02, 2019 in New York City. The Golden Knights defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old Stephenson has appeared in 168 NHL games – all with Washington – and has recorded 33 points (14 G, 19 A) to go with 16 penalty minutes.

This season with the Capitals, he has appeared in 24 games and has recorded four points (3 G, 1 A) to go with six penalty minutes.

Stephenson helped the Capitals win the 2018 Stanley Cup and in 30 Stanley Cup playoff games, he has recorded seven points (2 G, 5 A) to go with 10 penalty minutes.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Chandler Stephenson #18 of the Washington Capitals hoists the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Roy made his Golden Knights debut against Anaheim on October 27 and scored the first goal of his NHL career. He has appeared in a total of 14 NHL games, seven of which came with the Carolina Hurricanes, and has tallied three points (1 G, 2 A). This season with the Wolves, he has appeared in 11 games and has recorded six points (2 G, 4 A).

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