Golden Knights sign defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to seven-year contract

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VEGAS (October 12, 2020) – Managing Director of Vegas Golden Knights Kelly McCrimmon announced today, October 12, that the team have signed a defender Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year contract with an average annual value of $ 8,800,000. The team also secured a third round selection in the 2022 Vancouver Canucks NHL Draft in exchange for a defenseman. Nate Schmidt .

Pietrangelo, 30, collected 52 points (16 G, 36 A) in 70 games during the 2019-20 season with the Saint-Louis Blues. Over the course of his career, he tallied 450 points (109 G, 341 A) in 758 games, all with the Blues and has been the team captain since 2016. Pietrangelo helped the Blues to a Stanley Cup championship in 2019, scoring the clinch goal against the Boston Bruins in Game 7. He was also a member of Team Canada, which won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The King City, Ont., Native was drafted by St. Louis in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft.Alex Pietrangelo, Defender
Place of birth: King City, Ontario
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210 lbs
Age: 30
Draft: Selected by the Saint-Louis Blues in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft
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Notes:
– Recorded 52 points (16 G, 36 A) to go with 20 penalty minutes in 70 games for Saint-Louis during the 2019-20 season
– Helped lead Saint-Louis to a Stanley Cup championship in the 2019 playoffs, posting 19 points (3G, 16A) to go with 12 penalty minutes in 26 playoff games
– Accumulated 450 points (109 G, 341 A) to go with 241 penalty minutes in 758 career NHL games
– Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games
– Played in two NHL All-Star games (2018, 2020)

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