Saturday — 8:10 p.m.: Dreger adds that Reaves will receive a two-year deal for $2.775MM per year.
Saturday — 5:50 p.m.: TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that Reaves will indeed be staying with the Vegas Golden Knights on a two-year deal despite receiving quite a bit of attention from multiple teams, including extensive talks with the Calgary Flames.
Friday: Though he was attracting interest from other teams, it appears that winger Ryan Reaves is sticking around with Vegas. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that the Golden Knights are expected to sign him. Meanwhile, Larry Brooks of the New York Post adds (via Twitter) that the Rangers, who were one of the other teams interested in signing him, are aware that he is off the market.
Reaves started this past season with Pittsburgh but didn’t fare too well with them which resulted in him being dealt to the Golden Knights as part of the three-team Derick Brassard trade. He played a regular role down the stretch and even worked his way into a regular spot in the lineup as the postseason progressed. On the season, he wound up with ten points, 94 penalty minutes, and 236 hits in 79 games while adding a pair of goals in ten postseason contests.
The 31-year-old ranked 44th in our Top 50 UFA list with a projected contract of two years and $3MM. While financial terms of Reaves’ deal are not yet known, it’s likely that he will receive a raise on the $1.125MM AAV he had on his last contract given the interest he was generating around the league.