The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed Tomas Nosek, according to Darren Dreger of TSN. The deal will be a one-year contract worth $1.25MM. Nosek has spent the last three seasons with the Golden Knights but became an unrestricted free agent today.
One of those talented depth forwards that has made the Golden Knights so dangerous over the last few years, Nosek got his first real opportunity when he was selected in the 2017 Expansion Draft. Prior to that season he had played just 17 games with the Detroit Red Wings, but stepped in and became a regular with the Golden Knights almost immediately. Though he doesn’t bring a ton of offense to the table—in 202 games with Vegas Nosek has scored just 47 points—he’s a capable defensive forward that actually lined up at center for much of this season.
The Golden Knights made their name on rolling four lines of fast, defensively-structured forwards and though Nosek averages just over 11 minutes a night, he’s an important part of that structure. The team likely couldn’t have retained him however without first moving out some money, which is what they did by trading Paul Stastny earlier today.