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Lucas Elvenes Placed on Unconditional Waivers for Purpose of Contract Termination

NHL: JUL 01 Golden Knights Development Camp Photo by Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Vegas Golden Knights prospect Lucas Elvenes has been placed on waivers for purposes of having his contract terminated according to Elliotte Friedman.

Elvenes, selected in the fifth round (No. 127 overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, was ranked by Knights on Ice as the organization’s No. 7 prospect in July of 2021.

From his profile by Jillian Wagner:

There were concerns about Elvenes adjusting to the smaller ice surface, but he quickly put those to rest. In fact, he scored 15 points in 10 games in his first month in the AHL, earning rookie-of-the-month honors right out of the gate.

He was named to the AHL All-Star Classic after scoring 31 points through 36 games, though he was quick to credit his teammates for the selection.

In the end, his breakout rookie season with the Chicago Wolves saw the Swedish winger score 12 goals and 48 points in 59 games. He led Vegas’ former AHL affiliate in scoring and finished fourth among all rookies in the AHL; his 36 assists ranked first on the Wolves, eighth in the league and second among rookies.

This season Elvenes has appeared in 20 games with the Henderson Silver Knights, and has a line of 2-8-10. This is a story that is just breaking, so stay tuned for more details as they become available.