Wednesday: Vegas has officially announced the contract, confirming the salary details as reported.
Tuesday: The Vegas Golden Knights have avoided arbitration with winger Tomas Nosek; CapFriendly reports (Twitter link) that Nosek has signed a one-year, $962.5K contract. He had previously been scheduled for an arbitration hearing on July 30th.
Nosek came to Vegas via the expansion draft and after being predominantly a minor leaguer in Detroit’s system the previous two years, he worked his way into a largely-regular role last season. All in all, the 25-year-old played in 67 regular season games, scoring seven times while adding eight assists. He followed that up with an even better showing in the playoffs, scoring four goals in just 17 postseason contests as the Golden Knights made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final before being eliminated by Washington.
Next season, it’s likely that Nosek will reprise his role as a fourth liner and penalty killer for Vegas. For a salary under $1MM, that’s pretty good value for the Golden Knights.
With the signing, Vegas has just shy of $14MM in cap room to work with, per CapFriendly. They have three remaining restricted free agents on their NHL roster to re-sign in center William Karlsson, defenseman Shea Theodore, and winger William Carrier. Of that group, only Karlsson is eligible for arbitration with a hearing scheduled for August 4th.