Golden Knights Re-Sign Their 5th Ever Draft Pick

The Vegas Golden Knights have brought back former second round pick and their fifth ever selection in the NHL draft, Jake Leschyshyn. He was drafted in 2017 and the forward got his first taste of NHL action last season with the Golden Knights due to a ton of injuries to the forwards. He was signed to a three-year, $2.3 million deal.

Leschyshyn took advantage and even though he didn't pop off on the scoresheet every night, he hung around. The young forward played 41 games scoring two goals and six points. He also spent the other half of the season in the AHL with the Henderson Silver Knights scoring 14 goals and 27 points in 34 games. His production was a big reason why he was considered to join the Golden Knights and stick around.

He is also at the age where he needs to start pushing for a full-time NHL job. Lucky for Leschyshyn, the Golden Knights regularly have injuries and Nolan Patrick is expected to start the season on the LTIR. This will open up a spot in the bottom-six that Leschyshyn should surely be a top choice for. It is likely he makes the team out of training camp and at least logs as many games as he did last season with Vegas, possibly with improved production offensively now that he has gotten a feel.

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