Noah Hanifin celebrates goal in Vegas Golden Knights jersey
Golden Knights land Noah Hanifin in deadline deal. Get the latest trade buzz, salary cap updates, and more on our site.

The Vegas Golden Knights aren’t resting on their Stanley Cup laurels. Their blockbuster moves continue in the lead-up to the NHL trade deadline with the acquisition of coveted defenseman Noah Hanifin from the Calgary Flames.

Hanifin, 27, was one of the most sought-after names on the market. With his contract expiring this summer and a rumored preference for playing in the U.S., Vegas swooped in for the skilled blueliner. In exchange, the Flames acquire young defenseman Daniil Miromanov a first-round draft pick, and a conditional third-round pick, upgraded to a second if Vegas wins a playoff round.

Golden Knights Load Up For Playoff Push

The Golden Knights clearly mean business. This move follows the acquisition of winger Anthony Mantha from the Washington Capitals just a day earlier. Vegas is aggressively using the cap flexibility created by Mark Stone’s LTIR designation to bolster their roster for a repeat championship run.

The addition of Hanifin solidifies what was already a formidable Vegas defense corps. Hanifin’s mobility and two-way game make him a perfect fit for coach Bruce Cassidy’s system, boosting their bid to become the first back-to-back champs since the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17.

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