Ryan Reaves was traded to the New York Rangers by the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
The 34-year-old forward scored five points (one goal, four assists) in 37 games with the Vegas Golden Knights last season, and had one assist in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
“Ryan and I spoke about his future here in Vegas and his playing career beyond the upcoming season, which is the final year of his current contract,” Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon said. “Ryan and I go back a long ways to our Brandon days (in the Western Hockey League). His toughness, character and unique skill set will be missed here at the Golden Knights and we wish him and his family all the best moving forward. I am proud of the man he has become.”
Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fifth round (No. 156) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Reaves has scored 101 points (49 goals, 52 assists) and has 937 penalty minutes in 686 games with the Golden Knights, Pittsburgh Penguins and Blues, and eight points (three goals, five assists) in 84 NHL playoff games.