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Reaves re-ups with Golden Knights, forgoes free agency

The NHL’s reigning heavyweight champion isn’t going anywhere!

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This just in, pending unrestricted free agent Ryan Reaves has signed a two year contract extension with the Vegas Golden Knights worth $1.75 million per season.

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Interestingly enough, Reaves actually takes a little bit of a payout with this new deal, dropping down from his $2.775 salary from the past two seasons. The 33 year old power forward put up eight goals, 15 points and 47 penalty minutes in 71 games with Vegas this season.

Read below for the full press release announcement of today’s signing, courtesy of the Golden Knights’ official website:

VEGAS (June 15, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, June 15, that the team has signed forward Ryan Reaves to a two-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $1,750,000.
Reaves collected 15 points (8 G, 7 A) during the 2019-20 regular season with Vegas and led the league with 316 hits in 71 games. During his time with the Golden Knights, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native has collected 37 points (17 G, 20 A) in 172 games. Reaves was acquired by Vegas from Pittsburgh on Feb. 26, 2018.
Ryan Reaves, ForwardBirthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Height: 6-2Weight: 225 lbs.
Age: 33Draft: Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fifth round (156th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Shoots: RightNotes:
- Posted 15 points (8 G, 7 A) in 71 games during the 2019-20 regular season with the Golden Knights- Finished the 2019-20 regular season leading the NHL with a career-high 316 hits in 71 games
- The forward has collected 37 points (17 G, 20 A) in three seasons with the Golden Knights
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTSThe Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.