Golden Knights sign forward Paul Stastny to 3-year deal

Winnipeg Jets center Paul Stastny celebrates after teammate Tyler Myers scored a goal against the Nashville Predators. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Paul Stastny is headed to Vegas. The Golden Knights signed the UFA forward to a three-year deal on Sunday, the team announced.

Stastny, 32, is coming off a strong post-season with the Winnipeg Jets (six goals, 15 points in 17 playoff games) after joining the club at the NHL Trade Deadline. Despite mutual interest from both parties to re-sign the forward, Winnipeg’s tight cap situation has made it difficult for GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to balance the books.

The Golden Knights were the team that ended Stastny’s run with Winnipeg, eliminating them from the playoffs in the Western Conference Final.

Stastny has registered a total of 220 goals and 646 points in 824 career regular season NHL games, the bulk of which were spent with the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues.

July 1, 2018

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Paul Stastny
Centre
AGE: 32
LENGTH:
3 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$6.5 million
TOTAL:
$19.5 million

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