Golden Knights acquire Adin Hill from Sharks for 4th-round pick

Posted: 31/08/2022 in NHL
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The Vegas Golden Knights acquired goaltender Adin Hill from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2024 fourth-round pick Monday.

Hill, 26, appeared in a career-high 25 games last season for the Sharks and authored a .906 save percentage to go with a 2.66 goals against average, two shutouts, and two assists.

He has one season remaining on a two-year pact with a cap hit of $2.175 million.

The British Columbia native will give the Golden Knights another option in the crease, as starting netminder Robin Lehner is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 season with a hip injury.

“I know we talked last week about our goaltending being Logan Thompson and Laurent Brossoit heading into the year, and it’s just an example of how quickly things can change in our business,” general manager Kelly McCrimmon said shortly after the Hill trade.

He added, “This puts another really good goalie into our organization and into the mix. It gives us a lot more comfort in terms of the position heading into the year.”

The executive said the trade happened over the course of a few phone calls with new Sharks general manager Mike Grier.

Brossoit’s status for opening night is uncertain as he continues to work his way through a hip injury.

The trade with their Pacific Division rivals puts the Golden Knights $10.2 million above the salary cap, per CapFriendly.

Meanwhile, the move frees up the Sharks’ logjam between the pipes. They can now carry on with James Reimer and Kaapo Kahkonen.

Selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round of the 2015 draft, Hill has authored a career .908 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average in 74 showings.

This is Hill’s second time being traded: The Sharks acquired him and a seventh-round pick from the Coyotes in exchange for goalie Josef Korenar and a second-round pick in 2021.

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