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Pietrangelo leaves Blues, embraces new challenge with Vegas

Alex Pietrangelo
Posted at 4:11 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 19:12:00-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo is embracing the challenge of trying to win the Stanley Cup again with the Vegas Golden Knights after leaving the St. Louis Blues franchise that he led to the title last year.

After signing a $61.6 million, seven-year contract, the 30-year-old defenseman says he was drawn to the Golden Knights' shared desire to win.

Pietrangelo had hoped to re-sign and stay with the Blues but couldn't hammer out a deal that made sense for him and the team.

Vegas gave Pietrangelo the "no-movement" clause that St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong said hands a player more control than the owner.

It was a key part of him signing there.