Fantasy Impact: The Other Vegas Shoe Drops – Nate Schmidt to Vancouver



The Vegas Golden Knights have traded defenseman Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks for a third-round draft pick.

Vancouver gets: A speedy rearguard who is pretty solid on the second pairing. He can play secondary PP minutes and secondary PK minutes.

Vegas gets: whatever they could. A third-round pick is low, but they had to be cap compliant (thanks to the Alex Pietrangelo signing) before tomorrow and other teams knew they had them over the barrel.

Fantasy Players Impacted: With Schmidt cleared out now, as expected, the Vegas D will look like this:

Shea Theodore (L)                           Alex Pietrangelo (L)

Alex Martinez (L)                              Brayden McNabb (L)

Nick Holden (L)                                  Zach Whitecloud (R)

Nicolas Hague (L)                             Deryk Engelland (R)

Carl Dahlstrom (L)

Jimmy Schuldt (L)

This brings Hague back onto the roster, but he's still out of the PP mix. Moving Schmidt out will have little impact on the rest of the fantasy relevant defenseman on Vegas.

In Vancouver, the Canucks D look like this:

Quinn Hughes (L)                       &