Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, seen as the highest free-agent prize within the NHL this offseason, agreed Monday to a seven-year deal price $8.8 million a 12 months with the Vegas Golden Knights, a supply confirmed to ESPN.
The deal, price a complete of $61.6 million and together with a no-movement clause, was first reported by The Athletic.
Pietrangelo was drafted fourth general by the St. Louis Blues in 2008. They’re the one NHL crew for which he has performed, serving as their captain since 2016 and serving to the crew to its first Stanley Cup in 2019.
“We had some actually good conversations and we simply could not get something accomplished,” mentioned Blues GM Doug Armstrong, who mentioned the crew supplied Pietrangelo a maximum-length, eight-year contract extension. “There is not any good or unhealthy particular person on this. It is simply the enterprise aspect of it.”
The Blues beforehand supplied Pietrangelo a mean annual wage of $8 million at various lengths of a deal, together with an eight-year contract. However Pietrangelo reportedly wished a no-movement clause and signing bonus constructed into the latter years of the contract in case his deal was purchased out.
The 30-year-old had 16 targets and 36 assists in 70 video games in the course of the 2019-20 common season and one aim and 5 assists in 9 postseason video games because the Blues have been eradicated within the Western Convention quarterfinals by the Vancouver Canucks.
Info from ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski was used on this report.