The Vegas Golden Knights have signed newly acquired forward Max Pacioretty to a four-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $7 million.
Pacioretty will be a Golden Knight through the 2022-23 season
Average annual value is $7 million
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) September 10, 2018
Vegas acquired Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens early Monday morning in exchange for Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a draft pick.
Pacioretty is a veteran of 626 NHL games – all with the Canadiens – and has tallied 226 goals and 222 assists over his career. The 29-year-old recorded 17 goals and 20 assists in 2017-18.
When the Canadiens visited Las Vegas in February, Pacioretty raved about the atmosphere at T-Mobile Arena.
“Best road game I’ve ever played in,” Pacioretty said following a 6-3 defeat. “When you experience it for yourself, that was a treat to play, and I wish we played them more than once a year.
“It was unbelievable,” he added. “Everything was top notch. Couldn’t ask for better music, better atmosphere, better fans.”
Pacioretty is also familiar with Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant, who was an assistant coach under Montreal’s Michel Therrien in 2012.
“He’s a hell of a coach and a hell of a guy,” Pacioretty said in February.
With files from Canadian Press
September 10, 2018