Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced on December 31 that the team has signed defenseman Lukas Cormier to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Cormier, a third-round pick (68th overall) in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, is in his third season with the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and owns 21 points (7 G, 14 A) in 13 games. The New Brunswick native currently leads all QMJHL defensemen in points during the 2020-21 season.
Lukas Cormier, Defenseman
Birthplace: Ste-Marie-de-Kent, New Brunswick
Weight: 176 lbs.
Drafted from: Charlottetown (QMJHL)
- Has collected 21 points (7 G, 14 A) in 13 games this season with the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
- Played in 44 games for the Islanders in the 2019-20 season, notching 36 points (6 G, 30 A) to go with 28 penalty minutes
- Won the Hlinka Gretzky Cup Silver Medal with Team Canada in 2019-20
- Was named the NBPEIMMHL Rookie of the Year and recorded the most points by a defenseman in the league in 2017-18