The Vegas Golden Knights have locked up one of their young players for a considerable amount of time, the team announced Friday.
Vegas signed right winger Alex Tuch to a seven-year extension worth $4.75 million per year.
Tuch, 22, scored 15 goals and added 22 assists in his first year with the Golden Knights’ organization. He was the 18th-overall pick by the Wild in 2014, but was traded to Vegas in 2017. He has been on the injured reserve to start this season.
The Boston College product was a restricted free agent after the season and was playing on a $925,000 deal for one year in 2018-19, according to Spotrac.
Tuch joins left winger Jonathan Marchessault, Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty and Shea Theodore as players locked up by the Golden Knights for the long term.
Now the question is what Vegas decides to do with center William Karlsson, who is also a restricted free agent after this season. He is playing this year on a $5.25 million deal. Karlsson led the Golden Knights with 43 goals last season.