The Golden Knights acquired left winger Max Pacioretty from Montreal late Sunday in a trade that will bolster their roster with veteran experience.
Pacioretty will stay a while, too. By midday Monday, Vegas general manager George McPhee announced the 29-year-old has signed a four-year extension with an average annual value of $7 million.
Pacioretty comes to the Golden Knights having spent his entire career with the Canadiens after they selected him 22nd overall in the 2007 NHL Draft. He has 448 points (226 goals) in 626 games spanning 2008-18.
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In return, Vegas sent Montreal forward Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round draft pick that originally belonged to the Columbus Blue Jackets.