On January 16, Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced that the team has recalled defenseman Jason Garrison from the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves. Garrison practiced with the Golden Knights on Wednesday in Tampa, Florida.
Garrison will bring some relief as the Golden Knights currently have three defensemen on injured reserve. Jon Merrill and Clayton Stoner have undisclosed injuries, and Luca Sbisa is suffering a left-hand injury, putting him out for 6-8 weeks.
"The energy here is super positive and it's fun to be a part of." Jason says of his time playing with the Vegas Golden Knights, via their Twitter.
Backstreet's Back, ALRIGHT!
so is jason garrison pic.twitter.com/fSdRrxWqqI
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) January 18, 2018
More About Jason Garrison
Jason Garrison started the 2017-18 season with the Vegas Golden Knights, recording one assist in four games. In 31 games with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, he leads all defenseman with 18 points, including four goals and 14 assists, with 18 penalty minutes.
Vegas selected Garrison during the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from the Tampa Bay Lighting. He signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers in 2009 and was traded from the Vancouver Canucks to the Lighting in June 2014. In his time with the NHL, Garrison has 159 points, 48 goals and 111 assists in 534 games.