Vegas Golden Knights First Half Report Cards: Forwards

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Jonathan Marchessault #81 and Reilly Smith #19 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the game at T-Mobile Arena on December 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Jonathan Marchessault #81 and Reilly Smith #19 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the game at T-Mobile Arena on December 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Tomas Nosek

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 10: Tomas Nosek #92 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates his goal which was the first for the franchise at home against Antti Raanta #32 of the Arizona Coyotes at 2:31 of the first period during the Golden Knights’ inaugural regular-season home opener at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 10: Tomas Nosek #92 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates his goal which was the first for the franchise at home against Antti Raanta #32 of the Arizona Coyotes at 2:31 of the first period during the Golden Knights’ inaugural regular-season home opener at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Tomas Nosek will forever be known as the answer to a Vegas Golden Knights trivia question as he scored the first goal in franchise history at T-Mobile Arena. But seriously Nosek is a wonderful option for the fourth line. He penalty kills, brings a small bit of scoring skill, size at 6’3 210-pounds, and he’s trustworthy.

He’s the player with the least amount of NHL experience on the fourth line, but he’s a quick learner. Playing with Pierre-Edouard Bellemare has a lot to do with the development of Nosek. He’s become a much better player since the beginning of the year.

The Pardubice, Czechoslovakia native is limited with offensive upside since he’s on the fourth line. His three goals, five assists, and eight points have done the job. The team had so many moments, but Nosek owns the best one with the emotional first goal at T-Mobile Arena.

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All in all, he deserves a good grade despite the limited offense. But it doesn’t mean he can’t move up in the lineup and show what he can do with different linemates. That would bring some much-needed versatility to the Vegas Golden Knights roster.

Grade: B-