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Knights sign trio to contract extensions

by: Ron Futrell, VegasGoldenKnights.com

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Winnipeg Jets heart Kristian Reichel (87) prepares to take a shot on purpose whereas heart Adam Lowry (17) watches the puck and Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Laurent Brossoit (39), defenseman Brayden McNabb (3) and defenseman Dylan Coghlan, third from proper, guard the online through the first interval of an NHL hockey sport Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Vegas Golden Knights are constructing their future by means of signing three gamers to long-term contracts. Veteran Brayden McNabb has signed a three-year contract extension by means of the 2024-25 season price a mean annual worth of $2,850,000, ahead Michael Amadio has signed a two-year contract extension by means of the 2023-24 season price a mean annual worth of $762,500 and goaltender Logan Thompson has signed a three-year contract extension by means of 2024-25 season price a mean annual worth of $766,667. 

McNabb has tallied 9 factors (2 G, 7 A) to go along with 30 penalty minutes with the Golden Knights this season. He leads the league with 110 blocked pictures and is just participant within the NHL who has recorded not less than 100 hits and 110 blocked pictures this season. In 5 years with Vegas, he has posted 57 factors (15 G, 42 A) to go along with 190 penalty minutes in 314 video games, which ranks because the second most appearances in franchise historical past. McNabb leads the group with 634 blocks and ranks second with 824 hits since becoming a member of the Golden Knights. Over the course of his 10 year career, he has recorded 107 factors (22 G, 85 A) to go along with 409 penalty minutes in 552 video games. Prior to becoming a member of Vegas, he spent two seasons with the Buffalo Sabres and three with the Los Angeles Kings. The Davidson, Saskatchewan native was initially chosen by the Vegas Golden Knights through the 2017 Expansion Draft on June 21 from the Kings and signed an extension with Vegas through the inaugural season.

Amadio has appeared in 25 video games for the Golden Knights this season and has posted seven factors (4 G, 3 A) to go along with two penalty minutes. He has appeared in a complete of 201 NHL video games and prior to coming to Vegas he skated with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings. The ahead performed in a career-high 68 video games with the Kings through the 2019-20 marketing campaign and picked up 16 factors (6 G, 10 A). Amadio was chosen by Los Angeles within the third spherical (90th general) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft after spending 4 seasons within the Ontario Hockey League with North Bay Battalion. The Golden Knights claimed the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native off waivers on October 30, 2021.

Thompson made his first career NHL begin in opposition to the Nashville Predators on January 4, 2022 and have become the primary former U Sports goaltender to begin an NHL sport since 1990. His first NHL look got here in aid at Minnesota on March 10, 2021, the place he performed 9 minutes. The Calgary, Alberta native earned the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award, given to the American Hockey League’s finest goaltender for the 2021 season after posting a 16-6-2 file to go along with a 1.96 goals-against common and a .943 save proportion for the Henderson Silver Knights. During the 2019-20 season, Thompson appeared in 32 video games with the East Coast Hockey League’s South Carolina Stingrays. He posted a 2.25 GAA and .929 save proportion throughout his lone season in North Charleston, South Carolina with the Stingrays. During the 2018-19 season, he was named the U Sports OUA West Goaltender of the Year after accumulating a 2.22 GAA and .934 save proportion in 24 video games with Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The goaltender additionally spent elements of 4 seasons enjoying within the Western Hockey League with the Brandon Wheat Kings, and helped Brandon to a WHL Championship through the 2015-16 season. Thompson initially signed a two-year, entry stage contract with the Golden Knights on July 13, 2020.