BLOCKBUSTER: Vegas Golden Knights acquire Tomas Hertl from San Jose Sharks

The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks have pulled off a late blockbuster ahead of the 3pm deadline as the Golden Knights have acquired Tomas Hertl from the Sharks.

With Mark Stone landing on LTIR before the deadline, the Golden Knights have used the extra cap space to first off add Anthony Mantha and Noah Hanifin and now turned their attention to Hertl. The newest Golden Knight has some serious term left on his deal at $8.13 AAV through the 2029-30 season.

Hertl has appeared in 48 games this season in San Jose, recording 34 points. His best season came back in 2018-19 when he posted 74 points in 77 games. Vegas will be over the salary cap once Stone returns, but reminder there is no salary cap during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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