Chicago Blackhawks lose defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Golden Knights

Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights from the Chicago Blackhawks in the expansion draft. TVR had 16 points in 58 games last season for the Blackhawks. Van Riemsdyk has one year remaining on a two-year deal and has a cap hit of $825,000. This past season, injuries limited van Riemsdyk to just 58 games put his +/- rating improved by 22 points to +17 as he added five goals and another 11 assists. Many around the NHL expected the defenseman to be selected but a few also expected the Knights to also take on forward Marcus Kruger in hopes of salary cap savings. Following the announcement of Marian Hossa missing the 2017-2018 seasons with an allergy issue, the Blackhawks will keep Kruger for the moment.

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