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Golden Knights sign defender Alex Pietrangelo on seven-year deal

VEGAS (October 12, 2020) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, October 12, that the team has signed the defender Alex Pietrangelo on a seven-year contract with an average annual value of $ 8,800,000. The team received a third round selection from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for the defender as part of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft Nate Schmidt .

The 30-year-old Pietrangelo scored 52 points (16 G, 36 A) in 70 games with the St. Louis Blues in the 2019-20 season. During his career, he has scored 450 points (109 G, 341 A) in 758 games, all with the Blues. He has been the team captain since 2016. Pietrangelo led the Blues to a 2019 Stanley Cup championship, scoring the winning goal against the Boston Bruins in Game 7. He was also a member of Team Canada, which won a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A native of King City, Ontario, was drafted from St. Louis in the first round (fourth overall) during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Alex Pietrangelo, defender
Place of birth: King City, Ontario
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210 lbs.
Age: 30 years
Draft: Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shots: Right

Remarks:
– In the 2019-20 season, St. Louis scored 52 points (16 G, 36 A) with 20 penalty minutes in 70 games
– Led St. Louis to a Stanley Cup championship in the 2019 postseason, scoring 19 points (3 G, 16 A) and 12 penalty minutes in 26 playoff games
– Accumulated 450 points (109 G, 341 A) for 241 penalty minutes in 758 NHL career games
– Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics
– Has appeared in two NHL All-Star Games (2018, 2020)

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were founded by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights, visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can continue to follow the team Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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