Mark Stone, Vegas’s Golden Knight throughout the season. In his career, Stone made great changes for the team he played with 28 goals, 34 assists and scored 62 points. Almost no Vegas player has more than 20 goals, 27 assists or 43 points.
McPhee said. “We face some very good young players. And can make transactions to bring them back to play for us. We will negotiate again this summer and see if we can find some more gems. “
Stone is a diamond, a jewel in the crown. He had 311 points in 365 NHL matches. The number says it all, he hasn’t scored less than 20 goals in a season. “Stone is here, now and future,” McPhee said. “He’s only 26 years old.” McPhee knew Stone from the IIHF World Championship 2016. He was co-director and Stone was a player when Canada won a gold medal in Moscow.
GM Assistant Kelly McCrimmon knows Stone from Brandon of the Western Hockey Federation. McCrimmon is the majority owner, general manager and coach when Stone played there since December 2008.
McPhee praised how Stone could play in every situation – overtime, playing power, punishing, leading the defense, catching up, playing and scoring. “We believe he is one of the most comprehensive players in the NHL and helps make our team better. He is a good player you can find in this sport. He can play both on ice and on ice.”
The most significant comment was given at the end of McPhee’s press conference. This is a player who deserves to be the Golden Knight, the player they have been looking for so far. “We start every day by putting our blueprints up,” McPhee said. “What are our goals a few years ago? What are we trying to do at the moment? That’s a good reminder and people look at it to know what we’re trying to accomplish.”