Schmidt traded to Canucks by Golden Knights for draft pick

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Nate Schmidt was traded to the Vancouver Canucks by the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

The 29-year-old defenseman scored 31 points (seven goals, 24 assists) in 59 regular-season games and nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 20 postseason games for Vegas last season. He has five seasons remaining on a six-year contract he signed with the Golden Knights on Oct. 25, 2018 ($5.95 million average annual value).

Schmidt was selected by Vegas from the Washington Capitals at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. He has scored 140 points (29 goals, 111 assists) in 396 NHL games with the Golden Knights and Capitals.

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo signed a seven-year, $61.6 million contract ($8.8 million AAV) with Vegas on Monday.

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