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Alex Pietrangelo Finalizing Deal With The Vegas Golden Knights

added 8:42pm, VGK press release is below.

VEGAS (October 12, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, October 12, that the team has signed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year contract worth an average annual value of $8,800,000. The team has also acquired a third-round draft selection in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Nate Schmidt .

Pietrangelo, 30, posted 52 points (16 G, 36 A) in 70 games during the 2019-20 season with the St. Louis Blues. In his career, he has recorded 450 points (109 G, 341 A) in 758 games, all with the Blues and he served as the team captain since 2016. Pietrangelo helped lead the Blues to a Stanley Cup championship in 2019, scoring the clinching goal against the Boston Bruins in Game 7. He was also a member of Team Canada, which won a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The King City, Ontario native was drafted by St. Louis in the first round (fourth overall) during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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SYF's avatar

Fleury:  $7 million (and Bill Foley wants him to stay!)
Lehner:  $5 million
Pietrangelo:  $8.8 million
Theodore:  $5.2 million
Martinez:  $4 million

Nate Schmidt at $5.95 million is definitely going to be traded.

THAT’s a lot of money trying to keep the puck outta the net.  A lot.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/12/20 at 06:50 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

That’s a lot of scratch. It’s the sort of contract filled with lots of regret before it’s done.

Lots of players shuffling through the VGK organization. I’d imagine that fan base gets pretty whip-sawed.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 10/12/20 at 08:08 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Heh.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 10/12/20 at 08:51 PM ET

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