VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS SIGN FORWARD ALEX TUCH TO SEVEN-YEAR EXTENSION

VEGAS (October 19, 2018) –  Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, October 19, that the team has signed forward Alex Tuch to a seven-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season worth an average annual value of $4,750,000.

Tuch, 22, had 37 points (15 G, 22 A) and 27 penalty minutes in 78 games during the 2017-18 regular season. He appeared in all 20 games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the Stanley Cup Final, recording 10 points (6 G, 4 A) with 12 penalty minutes. In his two NHL seasons, Tuch has skated in 84 games and has recorded 37 points (15 G, 22 A) to go with 27 penalty minutes.

The Syracuse, NY native was acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights from the Minnesota Wild during the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

Tuch’s availability will be determined at a later time.

Alex Tuch, Forward

Birthplace: Syracuse, NY

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 222 lbs.

Age: 22

Draft: Selected by the Minnesota Wild in the first round, (18th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Notes:

-Had 37 points (15 G, 22 A) in 78 games in 2017-18 regular season

-Collected 10 points (6 G, 4 A) in 20 games of 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including Stanley Cup Final

-Started the 2017-18 season with AHL Chicago Wolves collecting five points (4 G, 1 A) before getting recalled by the Golden Knights on Oct. 15

-Spent two seasons with Boston College from 2014-16 and recorded 62 points (32 G, 30 A) to go with 61 penalty minutes in 77 games

 

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