Vegas Golden Knights: Tony DeAngelo the perfect fit for this team

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COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 5: Tony DeAngelo #77 of the New York Rangers controls the puck during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 5, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

It is no secret that the Vegas Golden Knights need help on the blueline and it is also no secret that they have little room under the cap, but we have the perfect solution.

I have been saying for months now that the Vegas Golden Knights need to bolster their defense but, as we are all painfully aware, this franchise is hardly flush with cash right now.

However, there is a solution to that problem and that solution comes in the form of New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo.

DeAngelo has finally put his maturity issues behind him and he’s morphed into a high-end performer for the rebuilding Blueshirts this year.

Through 41 games, the 24-year-old has eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points, with nine of those coming on the power play.

That puts DeAngelo fourth on the Rangers in points and he’s fast evolving into one of the most dynamic offensive defensemen in the National Hockey League.

Granted, he has slowed down as of late from a points production standpoint, but that is to be expected given that he’s playing for a rebuilding team who are experiencing their fare share of growing pains.

And here’s the good news. DeAngelo currently carries a cap hit of $925,000 while the Golden Knights will have some cap flexibility at the Trade Deadline, and they can also move one or two contracts if needed.

Let’s delve into the pros and cons for trading for Tony DeAngelo, plus what a trade would look like, starting with what the blueliner will bring to the table…

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