January 3, 2018 | 3:45pm ET
KNIGHTS SIGN MARCHESSAULT TO 6-YEAR, $30M CONTRACT
Jonathan Marchessault, centre
The Vegas Golden Knights have signed centre Jonathan Marchessault to a six-year, $30 million contract extension.
Marchessault, 27, has tallied 15 goals and 22 assists for a team-high 37 points, to go with 20 penalty minutes, in 35 games this season for the Golden Knights.
Over the course of his five seasons in the NHL, he has recorded 53 goals and 54 assists for 107 points, to date, and 75 penalty minutes in 159 games with the Knights, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets.
He recorded the first 30-goal season of his career last year as a member of the Panthers and set career highs in goals (30), points (51) and games played (75).
The Cap-Rouge, Quebec, native was selected by the Knights during the 2017 Expansion Draft on June 21 from the Panthers, and entered the NHL after signing as a free agent to a three-year entry-level contract in 2012 with the Blue Jackets.