6:05 PM: The team officially announced the signing, confirming the four-year, $11MM terms.
2:07 PM: The Vegas Golden Knights have reached a new contract with restricted free agent Chandler Stephenson according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The new four-year deal will carry an average annual value of $2.75MM. PuckPedia reports the full breakdown:
- 2020-21: $1.625MM
- 2021-22: $3.025MM
- 2022-23: $3.125MM
- 2023-24: $3.225MM
Stephenson, 26, ended up in Vegas last December through a trade with the Washington Capitals and cost the team just a fifth-round pick. Despite winning a Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018, Stephenson still hadn’t really shown his full potential. That’s exactly what happened in Vegas though, as he finally got a chance to line up at center on a regular basis and ended up scoring eight goals and 22 points in just 41 games.
This contract keeps him in the lineup at a reasonable cost, but the Golden Knights do have some cap issues to deal with in the coming days. The team is trying hard to move Marc-Andre Fleury, but are well over the $81.5MM cap with spots on the roster to fill and improvements to be made.
Nice for him but LVS is slowly killing there cap for years to come
If this guy gets mins with top players he will light it up possible 25 goal scorer… But needs to play with top 6….
If you think he can score 25 goals you’re on crack, I’ve seen him play for Washington for years and he’s a physical bottom 6 center at absolute best
he has scored 22 goals total in 209 games. He is a 3rd liner at best. He scores 25 they will have him in the nhlpa drug programIf he keeps his pace he might score 8
He scored vs the Stars in the CF. Nice depth that LVS used better that Washington,