Just five days after taking him in the NHL Expansion Draft, the Vegas Golden Knights have flipped Marc Methot to the Dallas Stars. The Golden Knights get the Stars second round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft, and 18-year-old goaltender Dylan Ferguson in the deal.
Scott Burnside was first with the news.
Believe much discussed move to bring veteran D-man Marc Methot to Dallas from Vegas Golden Knights is close to becoming reality. #NHL
— Scott Burnside (@OvertimeScottB) June 27, 2017
LV gets a second in 2020 and G Dylan Ferguson from DAL for Methot.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 27, 2017
Marc Methot Traded to the Dallas Stars
Methot has spent the last five seasons of his career with the Ottawa Senators. He has mainly played a stay-at-home role beside perennial Norris Trophy contender Erik Karlsson. This past season Methot had 12 points in 68 games. Methot also added two goals and four points in 18 playoff games, and helped the Senators force the Penguins to double overtime in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He missed time at the end of the season due to a severed finger tip suffered after a Sidney Crosby slash. Methot carries a $4.8 million cap hit and has two years remaining on his contract.
Methot was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was taken in 6th round, 168th overall of the 2003 NHL Draft. Methot, 32, has played in 11 NHL seasons. He has 21 goals and 99 assists for 120 points in 579 career games. Methot has also added 343 career penalty minutes.
Dylan Ferguson was drafted by the Stars on Saturday. He was taken in the 7th Round, 194th overall. He had a .922 save percentage in 31 games with the Kamloops Blazers last season.
PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 21: Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators controls the puck in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on May 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)