Golden Knights trade Logan Thompson at the most awkward moment.
Tom Gulitti  

Golden Knights trade Logan Thompson at the most awkward moment.

The Vegas Golden Knights have dealt away their goaltender at a very awkward time.

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The Vegas Golden Knights have made a trade... a very awkward trade at that.

On Saturday, the Golden Knights traded goaltender Logan Thompson to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a third round draft pick at the 2024 NHL Entry Draft (83rd overall) and an additional third round pick at the 2025 NHL Entry Draft.

Now that in and of itself is a pretty standard trade, but this trade was anything but that thanks to an announcement that the Golden Knights had made earlier in the day. Prior to the second day of the NHL Draft, the Golden Knights, in partnership with Upper Deck, had announced that Thompson would be at a booth during the draft to sign autographs.

Here's a look at that announcement:

As it turns out, that is exactly where Thompson was when he learned that he was no longer a member of the Vegas Golden Knights, and was instead the newest member of the Washington Capitals.

In a move that will no doubt make him all that much more beloved by his fans however, Thompson stayed exactly where he was supposed to be and continued to sign autographs and greet fans despite the incredibly awkward situation.

In fact according to the latest update, Thompson is still there signing autographs and the line to meet him is growing rapidly. It sounds like Thompson may have made himself an entire new legion of fans thanks in small part to the trade, but thanks in large part to the incredible show of class he has put on in a difficult situation.