In today’s NHL daily news roundup the Winnipeg Jets make a pair of entry-level signings and the Vegas Golden Knights extend energy player and tough guy Ryan Reaves.
The Winnipeg Jets have signed goalie prospect Arvid Holm to a three-year entry-level contract which carries an AAV of $873,333. They also signed forward Kristian Reichel to a two-year entry-level deal with an AAV of $752,500.
Arvid Holm was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 6th round of the 2017 draft. He played the 2019-20 season in Sweden with Farjestads BK Karlstad in the SweHL. His value has steadily risen since being drafted and coupled with his size at 6-foot-4 and 205 lbs he is a solid goalie option for the Jets.
This past season he recorded a 2.27 GAA and 0.914 SV% in 31 games played. The 21-year-old goalie has a modest ceiling and will fight for a roster spot on the Manitoba Moose when he comes over to North America.
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The undrafted Czech Republic native has proven enough to Winnipeg Jets management that he deserves an NHL contract.
He came over to North America to play for the Red Deer Rebels after two seasons in the Czech league. After a good season in Red Deer posting 34 goals and 57 points in 63 games, he signed an AHL contract with the Manitoba Moose.
Reichel didn’t fare too well in his first season posting an abysmal two goals and 10 total points in nearly a full season. This year however he’s been markedly better with 17 points in only 39 games including 12 goals.
Vegas Golden Knights:
The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed Ryan Reaves to a two-year contract with an AAV of $2,775,000 per season.
Reaves has been an impactful player for the Golden Knights since being acquired by the team in the 2017-18 season from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Among the league leaders in penalty minutes and hits, Reaves is a good guy to keep around for the long-term.