The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Arizona Coyotes defenseman Dysin Mayo in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick and the contract of Shea Weber.
Mayo is a 26-year-old defenseman with 82 games of NHL experience and was a fifth-round pick by the Coyotes in 2014. The native of Victoria, British Columbia has scored four goals and eight assists for 12 points in his NHL career but does not have a point this season.
Going the other way is a mid-round pick in the upcoming draft and also the contract of Shea Weber, which the Golden Knights acquired last summer. Weber, who is all-but retired from the NHL with an injury still has four years left on his contract worth $7,857,143 million AAV.
This deal could be a pre-cursor move for the VGK as it lightens their LTIR payroll for next season. Mark Stone, Robin Lehner, and Nolan Patrick are currently on LTIR.
After the trade, #VegasBorn have the exact same $8.75M of Cap Space they had prior. The difference is that now they have more ability to take on players with contracts extending past this season.https://t.co/BDfn7FPAeI
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Mayo is not expected to be in the Golden Knights lineup with the team having a fully-healthy top-six D corps and Ben Hutton as a healthy scratch. Mayo has already been assigned to the Henderson Silver Knights of the AHL.