Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Phillip Holm for Brendan Leipsic

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LAVAL, QC - JANUARY 10: Utica Comets defenceman Philip Holm (52) skates away from Laval Rocket center Thomas Ebbing (15) during the Utica Comets versus the Laval Rocket game on January 10, 2018, at Place Bell in Laval, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to trade Brendan Leipsic to the Vancouver Canucks for Philip Holm.

Vegas Golden Knights Trade For Philip Holm

Brendan Leipsic

Brendan Leipsic was originally acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.. This season he scored two goals and 11 assists for 13 points. This is up from last season where he scored one goal and two assists for the three points. Leipsic also added four minutes in penalties. His possession numbers are 48.5% Corsi and a relative Corsi of -3.5.

Over his two year career he has played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vegas Golden Knights. He has put up three goals and 13 assists for 16 career points in 50 career games. He was originally drafted in the 3rd round, 89th overall by the Nashville Predators.

Philip Holm

Philip Holm is a 26-year-old defenseman with little NHL experience. He hasn’t recorded a point this season, only playing in one game however. He signed a one-year entry level contract with the Vancouver Canucks. The deal was worth $925,000. He will be a restricted free agent when the seasons concludes.

In 42 games with the Utica Comets of the AHL, Holm had 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points.

What It Means

The Golden Knights added a bit of defensive depth for the playoffs. While Holm is in the AHL, he is close to NHL ready and could fill in if injuries hit. Leipsic is just 23-years-old and adds an offensive forward with some NHL experience who can help them now and in the future. The Canucks get a bit younger in the deal.

 

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LAVAL, QC – JANUARY 10: Utica Comets defenceman Philip Holm (52) skates away from Laval Rocket center Thomas Ebbing (15) during the Utica Comets versus the Laval Rocket game on January 10, 2018, at Place Bell in Laval, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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