Vegas makes it official with Adin Hill

Officially official.



It was looking as though the Vegas Golden Knights were going to be running into some serious goaltending problems at the start of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. They were already without the services of veteran Robin Lehner, who underwent surgery before the season began. Additionally, Logan Thompson had suffered a lower body injury and was also unavailable. 

Despite the acquisition of two-time Stanley Cup winner Jonathan Quick, the Golden Knights decided to roll at the start of the postseason with Laurent Brossoit, who was essentially a career backup. He would help lead Vegas to a Round 1 victory over his former team, the Winnipeg Jets in a quick five game series. But then, Brossoit himself would go down with injury.

This meant that the starter's role was now in the hands of Adin Hill, who was down a ways on the Vegas depth chart. All he did was turn in a spectacular performance in his first career postseason, going 11-4 with a 2.17 goals against average, .932 save percentage and two shutouts en route to the Golden Knights' first Stanley Cup victory.

And while unofficial reports surfaced earlier this month that Hill would be back for another two seasons, it's now official. Hill has been re-signed to a two year contract that carries an AAV of $4.9 million a season:

Hill has racked up a 45-39-6 record in the regular season playing with the Arizona Coyotes, San Jose Sharks and now Golden Knights. 

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