Former Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden Pachal lifting the Stanley Cup
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BREAKING: Vegas Golden Knights Defenseman Claimed Off Waivers

Published February 4, 2024 at 2:05 PM
Yesterday, the Vegas Golden Knights placed Brayden Pachal on waivers sparking debates about whether he will get claimed or not. We now finally have our answer.

Calgary Flames Claim Brayden Pachal Off Waivers

The Flames have announced the acquisition of defenseman Brayden Pachal from the Vegas Golden Knights via waivers.

Calgary claims Brayden Pachal off waivers from Vegas.

Hailing from Estevan, Sask., Pachal has spent the last five seasons with the Golden Knights and their AHL affiliates, the Chicago Wolves and the Henderson Silver Knights. The 24-year-old, who has played in 29 career NHL games, recorded an assist in 17 games with Vegas this season.

Flames general manager Craig Conroy expressed enthusiasm about the addition.

"Brayden is a big, strong right-shot defensive defenseman who adds physicality to our team and enhances our penalty-kill. As a 24-year-old captain of his AHL team, he brings character and comes from a winning program."

Many believe this acquisition is a precursor to a Chris Tanev and/or Noah Hanifin trade. Pachal will definitely see more of an opportunity once the Flames have made a decision with their pending UFAs.

Stay tuned for more updates.
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BREAKING: Vegas Golden Knights Defenseman Claimed Off Waivers

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