Vegas Lands Pietrangelo, Trades Schmidt to the Canucks

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The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired a recent Stanley Cup-winning captain.

The Golden Knights and Alex Pietrangelo have worked out a seven-year, $61.6 million contract.

Pietrangelo will count $8.8 million against the salary cap through 2027 and the deal includes a full no-movement clause.

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

Pietrangelo scored a career-high 16 goals last season despite a pandemic that cut the Blues' schedule by 10 games.

The addition of Pietrangelo forced Vegas to make a trade to deal with their salary cap crunch.

The team sent defenceman Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft.

The 29-year-old Schmidt appeared in 59 games for Vegas in 2019-20 and recorded seven goals and 31 points.

He has five years remaining on a six-year contract that carries a $5.95 million dollar annual salary cap hit.


With files from the Associated Press