When Ryan Reaves was acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights, it was expected that the veteran would bring a powerful force to the Knights’ forecheck. Reaves has not disappointed in his brief stint with the NHL’s newest franchise.
In only 11 games with his new team, Reaves has racked up 40 hits, averaging only 9:38 TOI. To say Reaves has made an impact with his body is an understatement. His addition makes Vegas a stronger team and one that will certainly throw their weight around.
Reaves provided a stellar example as to why teams are always looking to add big bodies to their lineup. In a contest against the Calgary Flames, Reaves cleanly steamrolled TJ Brodie, knocking him flat on the ice with the bone-jarring hit.
It’s evident that anytime Reaves is on the ice, you need to keep your head up. Because at a moment’s notice, Reaves can track you down and demolish you.