Dotchin, who impressed last season as a rookie, was left unprotected by the Lightning in advance of the upcoming expansion draft.

The 23-year-old impressed with his steady approach in 35 games in 2016-17 and was on many pundits' protection lists prior to Sunday. It remains to be seen if Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman will work out some kind of side deal with Vegas to have it pass Dotchin by.

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