Lightning send Gusev, 2 picks to Vegas as part of Garrison expansion selection

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The Vegas Golden Knights selected defenseman Jason Garrison from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the expansion draft, and the two clubs completed a trade as part of the pick.

The Lightning dealt forward Nikita Gusev, a second-round pick in 2017, and a fourth-round pick in 2018 (originally the Pittsburgh Penguins') to Vegas as part of Garrison's selection.

Gusev is 24, was a seventh-round pick in 2012, and needs a contract. He had 24 goals and 47 assists in 57 games in the KHL last season.

His agent chimed in on Twitter after the deal was made: