Vegas Golden Knights Trade Simulator: Reilly Smith Edition

Reilly Smith for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Reilly Smith for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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New York Rangers Mock Trades

Vegas Golden Knights Receive: Braden Schneider

New York Rangers Receive: Reilly Smith


The Vegas Golden Knights are in a good spot with their current lineup, but they have to make a move. With them trading away Reilly Smith that’ll help but they will more than likely have to trade another player or two away in order to make enough room for Eichel. The next player up for them, if I had a say, would be defenseman, Alec Martinez.

So, if they are to trade away Alec Martinez, they could look to trade for another RHD prospect. Most of the players available for the Rangers are generally already in the league which would make it much harder for them to trade for. Schneider seems like he could be a good fit for the Knights.

Who is Braden Schneider?

"“Schneider was named the best defenseman in the WHL and earned an invite to Canada’s World Championship team as a 19-year-old. He projects as a tough minutes NHL defenseman because he’s a 6-foot-2, mobile, physical player. He closes on checks very well and is hard to play against. The offensive components of his game don’t pop, but he can skate pucks out of trouble, makes a good first pass and shows flashes of puck skills. He should have just enough offensive touch to be a solid top-four defenseman who can play against good players.” -Corey Pronman"

Vegas Golden Knights Receive: 2022 Second-Round pick(Via. STL)

New York Rangers Receive: Reilly Smith


This trade here results in the Vegas Golden Knights getting a pick back for Reilly Smith. Smith has been a very good player for the Knights since becoming a Knight. As I stated above, trading him away is a must and that means teams are going to take advantage of that matter. However, with them having two second-round picks and them being tied to Reilly Smith- they could get a second-round pick or maybe a first-round pick.