The Vegas Golden Knights have signed Max Pacioretty to a four-year extension worth $28 million dollars with an AAV of $7 million per year. This deal kicks in during the 2019-20 season and carries him through the 2022-23 season. His deal also has a no-trade clause to ten teams it’s expected that the Canadiens are one of those teams.
Pacioretty was traded to the Golden Knights earlier this morning in exchange for Nick Suzuki, Tomas Tatar and a conditional second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Pacioretty will look to make an impact on a Golden Knights team that had a remarkable playoff run last year but lost in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Washington Capitals.
What Does Pacioretty Bring to the Golden Knights
Max Pacioretty brings a lot to a young Golden Knights team. Pacioretty adds another scorer for the Knights and has playoff experience which the Knights didn’t have much of going into their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance. He also won’t be pressured to be the guy the Knights rely on like he was in Montreal. Vegas has scorers like William Karlsson and Eric Haula. Expect to see Pacioretty on the top line with Reily Smith and William Karlsson which will make for a dangerous top line.