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A Four-Year Extension For Max Pacioretty With The Vegas Golden Knights

VEGAS (September 10, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, September 10, that the team has signed forward Max Pacioretty to a four-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season worth an average annual value of $7 million.

Pacioretty was acquired by the Golden Knights on September 9 from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Tomas Tatar , Vegas Golden Knights prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 Second Round draft pick originally belonging to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 29-year-old Pacioretty is a veteran of 626 NHL games - all with the Canadiens - and has tallied 226 goals and 222 assists for 448 points in his NHL career. He has also appeared in 38 playoff games for Montreal with 10 goals and nine assists in those postseason contests. Last season, Pacioretty tallied 17 goals and 20 assists for 37 points in 64 games. He has recorded 30 goals or more in five seasons and recorded a career-high 39 goals during the 2013-14 season.

The native of New Canaan, Connecticut was named the 29th captain in Canadiens history on September 18, 2015 and was the 2012 Masterton Award Winner, which is given to an NHL player who player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Pacioretty was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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