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AP source: Vegas agrees to sign Pietrangelo to $61.6M deal

Alex Pietrangelo
Stanley Cup Cores Hockey
Posted at 4:45 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 20:56:02-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms on a $61.6 million, seven-year contract with top free agent Alex Pietrangelo, a person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press.

Pietrangelo will count $8.8 million against the salary cap through 2027.

The 30-year-old defenseman leaves the St. Louis Blues after serving as captain of their 2019 Stanley Cup championship team.

Pietrangelo gives Vegas another big-money player, but the team will also need to shed salary to fit him under the $81.5 million salary cap.

The team has also acquired a third-round draft selection in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Nate Schmidt.

(Information regarding Nate Schmidt contributed by KTNV staff writer)