The Vegas Golden Knights have signed goaltender Dylan Ferguson to a three-year entry-level contract after starring for them in training camp. The 19-year old was selected in the seventh round by the Dallas Stars this summer, but immediately flipped to the Golden Knights as part of the Marc Methot trade.
Ferguson is already back in Kamloops for this season, where he was part of one of the best tandems in the league last year. Splitting time with Connor Ingram (a Tampa Bay Lightning prospect), Ferguson recorded a .922 save percentage in 31 games. While Ingram got most of the headlines as a third-round pick and starter for the Canadian World Junior team, Ferguson slowly developed into a legitimate goaltending prospect.
He’s still a long way from the NHL, but Ferguson will be given the reins in Kamloops—Ingram, 20, has moved on to the Syracuse Crunch—this season to try and show what he can do. It’s unlikely that he’ll get a chance to represent Canada at the World Juniors without something catastrophic happening to the other candidates, so instead he’ll just focus on trying to make the WHL playoffs.