Vegas acquires Gusev, 2017 2nd-rounder, 2018 4th-rounder from Lightning

Russia's Nikita Gusev (Martin Meissner/AP)

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Nikita Gusev a 2017 second-round pick and a 2018 fourth-rounder from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Gusev, a 24-year-old forward, was originally taken 202nd overall in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Lightning. He played last season for SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL amassing 71 points with 24 goals in 57 games played.

He has yet to come across to North America from Russia.

June 21, 2017 - 9:13 pm ET
vgk Vegas Golden Knights
  • Nikita Gusev
  • Second-round pick (2017)
  • Fourth-round pick (2018)
tb Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Expansion Draft considerations
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