The Vegas Golden Knights haven’t let a global pandemic stop them from getting business done. On Thursday afternoon, the team announced that they have inked goaltender Oscar Dansk to a 1-year contract extension.
Dansk was coming off of a 2-year contract worth $1.35M and was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. His new contract will pay him $700,000 for the year, after which he will once again be able to hit the open market.
Dansk was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets back in 2012. The Jackets used the first pick of the second round to select Dansk with the 31st overall pick in the draft. Dansk made his NHL debut with the Vegas Golden Knights during the team’s inaugural 2017-2018 season. He played 4 games and made a big impression recording a .946 SV% and a 1.78 GAA. Last season he spent the year playing in the AHL for the Chicago Wolves where he backstopped his club to the Calder Cup finals.
The 26-year old Swedish goaltender has limited experience in the NHL with just 5 games played. Despite his limited chances in the NHL, Dansk has a solid 3-1-0 record to go along with a .915 SV % and a 2.89 GAA.
Dansk will look to once again battle for a roster spot this year. With Malcolm Subban being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks and Robin Lehner set to once again hit the open market this offseason, the 2020-2021 season could be the year where Dansk cracks a roster spot as Marc-André Fleury’s backup.
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