Pietrangelo signs 7-year, $62M deal with Golden Knights

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Highly coveted free-agent Alex Pietrangelo has agreed with the Vegas Golden Knights on a seven-year, $62 million contract worth $8.8 million a year, and includes a no-movement clause.

Vegas acquires one of the top prospects in free agency after St. Louis offered Pietrangelo a maximum-length, eight-year contract extension, but both sides were unable to agree on terms.

"We had some really good conversations and we just couldn't get anything done," said Blues general manager Doug Armstrong, who said the team offered Pietrangelo a maximum-length, eight-year contract extension. "There's no good or bad person in this. It's just the business side of it."

Pietrangelo, 30, played his entire career with St. Louis and was named team captain in 2016. He scored 109 goals with 341 assists in his career with the Blues, and led the franchise to its first Stanley Cup in 2019.

"He has been a stalwart player for us, for this team for a number of years," Armstrong said. "A huge part of a championship-caliber team. He's going to go down so far as one of the best Blues ever."