Golden Knights sign defenceman Zach Whitecloud to six-year, $16.5M extension

Minnesota Wild center Nick Bjugstad (27) and Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Zach Whitecloud (2). (David Becker/AP)

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed defenceman Zach Whitecloud to a six-year contract extension carrying an average annual value of $2.75 million, the club announced Thursday.

Whitecloud, 24, is on the final year of a two-year, $1.45 million extension he signed with Vegas in March 2020.

The undrafted player out of Brandon, Man., has played parts of four seasons with the Golden Knights since signing an entry-level deal with the team in 2018. He was a mainstay on the blue line for Vegas' runs to the conference finals in both 2020 and 2021.

Whitecloud has recorded one assist through four games this season.

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