But wait, not only did Las Vegas trade for Stone, they also agreed to an extension to keep the 26-year-old in Sin City for the next eight years.
And since this is Sin City, the Golden Knights’ Twitter account — one of the best in all of sports — made it known how pumped they were to acquire one of the NHL’s best two-way wingers. They may have even gotten a bit “stoned” to celebrate the moment (hey, it’s perfectly legal in Nevada).
With the Twitter jokes fully operational, Golden Knights fans now have a new T-shirt and hoodie to pick up as they welcome their new star, and gear up for the playoff race.
The Golden Knights made a big move to acquire Stone, but it also came at a hefty price. In return for the forward, Vegas sent Ottawa top prospect Erik Brannstrom, forward Oscar Lindberg, and a second-round pick in 2020.
Since the 2014-15 season, Stone has notched at least 20 goals and 30 assists, and only finished with a minus-rating once.
With 19 games left in the regular season, the Golden Knights are currently third in the Pacific Division, and holding on to the last divisional playoff spot.
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