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MAX PACIORETTY (F) SIGNS 4 YEAR EXTENSION AT $7M AAV

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Moments after being traded to the Golden Knights, the former Montreal Canadiens captain signed a four year, $28 million extension in Vegas.

Pacioretty had one year left on his previous contract so is now signed with the Golden Knights for the next five seasons through 2022-23.

His contract has a limited No Trade Clause that beings in 2019-20 that will allow him to veto a trade to 10 teams.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS ACQUIRE MAX PACIORETTY FOR TOMAS TATAR, NICK SUZUKI, AND A 2ND ROUND PICK

Say hello to the newest Golden Knight. (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

The Golden Knights pull off a late night blockbuster acquiring five-time 30 goal scorer and the captain of the Montreal Canadiens, Max Pacioretty.

Vegas parts with Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki (13th overall pick in 2017) and a 2019 2nd Round Pick.

Pacioretty has one year remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $4.5 million.

Pacioretty missed the final four weeks of the season last year with a knee injury. The previous three seasons he played 80 or more games.

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Nate Schmidt Suspended For 20 Games For Violating Performance Enhancing Substance

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The NHL announced this morning that Golden Knights top defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended for the first 20 games of the regular season for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

Per NHL rules, Schmidt will also be forced to miss all eight of the Golden Knights preseason games. He is however permitted to participate in training camp activities with the team.

The Golden Knights wasted no time strongly condemning the league for a suspension they believe is unwarranted. This statement was released just one minute after the league announced the suspension.

We were notified that the NHL has suspended Nate Schmidt for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. While we respect the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program and are committed to its success, we strongly disagree with the suspension. We firmly believe that the presence of a trace of the banned substance was accidental and unintentional. Based on our conversations with Nate, analysis from independent medical experts and sworn testimony from the parties involved, we believe it is clear Nate was not able to reasonably ascertain how the substance entered his body. Nate is an honest person with high moral character and great integrity. We will stand by him and support him during this time. -Golden Knights Official Statement

Schmidt released a statement of his own as well via the NHLPA website. In it, he explains that he has already appealed the suspension.

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Fort Wayne Komets Become ECHL Affiliate For Golden Knights

With the move from the Moline, Illinois to Fort Wayne, Indiana the Vegas minor league system is back in order as the Golden Knights and Fort Wayne Komets agreed to a one-year ECHL affiliation.

The Golden Knights were forced to find a new affiliate after the Quad City Mallards folded following the 2017-18 season.

Keegan Kolesar, Tyler Wong, and Dimitry Osipov are among the Golden Knights prospects who made appearances in the ECHL last year.

With the agreement, the Golden Knights and their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, will be able to freely transfer players to the Komets.

The Komets do have a prior connection to the Golden Knights. Jack Adams winner Gerard Gallant’s first-ever coaching job was in Fort Wayne. He was an assistant coach in 1998-99 under head coach Grant Sonier.

WILLIAM KARLSSON (F) SIGNS 1 YEAR EXTENSION AT $5.25M

Just before reaching arbitration the Golden Knights and William Karlsson reached an agreement.

When the contract expires, Karlsson will remain an RFA with arbitration rights.

William had a great year for us and we are excited to now have him under contract for next season. -George McPhee

I’m happy to have my deal and we don’t have to speculate other things. I want to prove that I can do it more than just once. Hopefully I play good and can look at a longer deal in the future. -William Karlsson

WILLIAM CARRIER (F) SIGNS 2 YEAR EXTENSION AT $725,000 AAV

TOMAS NOSEK (F) SIGNS 1 YEAR EXTENSION AT $962,500

MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (G) SIGNS 3 YEAR EXTENSION AT $7M AAV

COLIN MILLER (D) RE-SIGNS FOR 4 YEARS AT $3.875 AAV

Evander Kane Suspended One Game, Will Miss Game 2

The NHL Department of Player Saftey has decided that Evander Kane will be suspended for one game due to his cross-check of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare after the whistle in Game 1. Kane will miss Game 2 of the series tomorrow.

This cross-check occurs well after the whistle is blown and serves no purpose other than as a strike to an opponent’s head. This is not a hockey play. -NHL Department of Player Safety

While Kane asserts he did not intentionally strike at an opponents head, there are two cross-checks on this play. The first was delivered directly to Bellemare’s arm, then with no meaningful change of position by either player Kane delivers a second blow which strikes Bellemare in the head. -NHL Department of Player Safety

The Sharks will also be without Joe Thornton once again for Game 2. Head coach Pete DeBoer did say he expects Joonas Donskoi to play.

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