Vegas looking to trade Nikita Gusev



  • According to Jesse Granger of The Athletic, preliminary offers to the Vegas Golden Knights for Nikita Gusev have included a second-round pick along with a low-level prospect or a lower draft pick.
  • Vegas is over the salary cap and would need to take less money in.
  • Gusev is looking for an annual $4 million salary on a two-year deal.
  • Here are 6 prime candidates with enough cap space available to trade for and sign Gusev this summer:

Montreal Canadiens

New Jersey Devils

Columbus Blue Jackets

Ottawa Senators

Edmonton Oilers

Colorado Avalanche

Gusev joined the Golden Knights ahead of the playoffs this spring after nine seasons in the KHL but did not appear in a game with the team.

He led the KHL in points in 2018-19 with 17 goals and 82 points in 62 games with SKA St. Petersburg before joining Vegas.


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