Jonas Rondbjerg’s First Game Back as a Golden Knight

Jonas Rondbjerg with the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jonas Rondbjerg with the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Vegas Golden Knights have had a rough go lately. Rather their problem is injuries or COVID, there always seems to be something going on. That didn’t change yesterday unfortunately.

Yesterday, It was reported that the Knights had added multiple players into COVID protocols. Including but not limited too- Nolan Patrick, Shea Theodore, and Nicolas Roy. Now, although I’m things could’ve been worse- it still hurts not seeing some of the guys out on the ice.

Earlier in the season, Pete DeBoer relied heavily on the Vegas Golden Knights affiliate system. With guys like Paul Cotter, Ben Jones, Jake Leschyshyn and many more getting a chance, it’s clear that some of them made a impact. With players being on COVID protocol, they made some more moves yesterday prior to the game.

Now, if you’re familiar with this page, you’re probably aware with the love I have for Leschyshyn. He’s not the most productive player, but he plays such a strong game no matter what role he’s asked to take on. However, there is a couple more names that are the same way who got called up alongside, Leschyshyn. Who you may ask? The answer- Jonas Rondbjerg.

The Vegas Golden Knights called up multiple prospects yesterday prior to their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. One of those names was forward, Jake Leschyshyn. That game was Leschyshyn’s first game back as a Golden Knight. So, how did he do? Let’s take a dive into his game.

First Period

Jonas Rondbjerg was a guy who before being sent down, was really coming into his own for the Vegas Golden Knights. In his last couple games, he was finding a way to not only be a strong fourth-line player but add some production to his game. It’s safe to say this wasn’t the best rebound game he could have had though.

In his first game back, I’m sure he was hoping to pick up where he left off but that wasn’t the case. In the first period he had a bunch of good plays around the boards, but he wasn’t really making an impact. He was fine at best. When you are looking to keep a roster spot, you generally expect more than that.

Second Period

In the second period, it was a very unimpressive period for the fourth-line. However, that was by no way his fault.

The Vegas Golden Knights had a ton of offensive pressure and that pretty much forced Pete DeBoer to keep the top line players out on the ice. Which, he can’t just get out there himself, it’s the coaches call and unfortunately the coach wasn’t looking for the fourth-line to take on minutes.

Third Period

Jonas Rondbjerg in the third period didn’t really play all that much, but he did towards the end of the game. After tying it up in the third period, the fourth-line saw some minutes in order to try to force turnovers and try to take the puck out of Toronto’s hands. Which, they were able to do.

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Although, I’m sure Rondbjerg wanted to play more than he did, he has some time to continue making an impression. With William Carrier possibly out, and with the players out on COVID protocol, he could see some minutes up here if he can continue working and developing.

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