DONE DEAL: The Knights signed a long-term contract with an NHL young goalie, sealing the transaction.

The Washington Capitals have acquired goaltender Logan Thompson from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft and another third-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft. This trade aims to address Washington’s need for a new starting goaltender following their recent trade of Darcy Kuemper to the Los Angeles Kings【6†source】【7†source】.

Logan Thompson, 27, had a notable 2023-24 season with the Golden Knights, recording a 25-14-5 record with a 2.70 goals-against average (GAA) and a .908 save percentage in 46 games. He also played a crucial role in the playoffs, achieving a 2.35 GAA and a .921 save percentage in four games【6†source】【8†source】. Thompson’s career with Vegas included helping the team win its first Stanley Cup in the 2022-23 season and being named to the NHL All-Star Game in 2023【6†source】.

This trade also benefits the Golden Knights, who received valuable draft picks and used one of them to select Pavel Moysevich, a promising young goaltender from the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)【8†source】. Additionally, the move frees up salary cap space for Vegas to potentially sign other key players during the upcoming free agency period【8†source】.

Thompson expressed excitement about returning to Washington, where he has previous connections, and looks forward to proving himself further in the NHL【8†source】. The Capitals, with Thompson and other recent acquisitions, aim to make a strong playoff push while their star player Alex Ovechkin remains active【7†source】.

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