September 10, 2018 | 1:00am ET



Max Pacioretty, left wing


The Montreal Canadiens have traded captain Max Pacioretty to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for left wing Tomas Tatar, centre Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round draft pick.

The Canadiens have also retained $500,000 of Pacioretty’s remaining salary for this season, while the Golden Knights have retained $500,000 of Tatar’s deal, which has two-years left on if beyond this season.

Pacioretty, 29, appeared in 64 games with the Canadiens last season, registering 17 goals and 20 assists for 37 points.

In 626 career regular-season NHL games with the Canadiens, Pacioretty has accumulated 226 goals and 222 assists for 448 points. 

A native of New Canaan, Connecticut, Pacioretty was selected 22nd overall by the Canadiens at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He was named the 29th captain in Canadiens history on Sept. 18, 2015.

Tatar, 27, appeared in 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings and Golden Knights in 2017-18, recording 20 goals and 14 assists for 34 points. 

In 427 regular-season NHL games with Detroit and Vegas, Tatar has tallied 119 goals and 109 assists for 228 points.

A native of Ilava, Slovakia, Tatar was selected in the second round, 60th overall, by Detroit at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Suzuki, 19, appeared in 64 games with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack in 2017-18, registering 42 goals and 58 assists for 100 points.

The native of London, Ontario, was selected 13th overall by Vegas at the 2017 NHL Draft.


The Golden Knights and Pacioretty have agreed to terms on a four-year, $28 million contract.

Pacioretty receives a limited no-trade clause, where he can list up to 10-teams he will not accept a move to.

He will earn $10.5 million in actual salary in the first year of his new deal, $7.5 million in 2020-21, and $5.25 million in each of the remaining two years of his contract.