Vegas looking to trade Nikita Gusev
Trade or sign Nikita Gusev? Key factors the Golden Knights are debating – The Athletic https://t.co/HWGsfDhWwI
— JP Fox (@_jpfox) July 12, 2019
- 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:
New Jersey Devils
Columbus Blue Jackets
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.