The Vegas Golden Knights announced Sunday that they’ve come to terms on extensions with defenseman Brayden McNabb, forward Michael Amadio, and goaltender Logan Thompson.
McNabb’s three-year extension carries an average annual value of $2.85MM, Amadio’s two-year deal carries an average annual value of $762,500 and Thompson’s three-year deal is worth $766,667 per year. All three contracts begin in the 2022-23 season.
McNabb has now spent over half of his 552 NHL games with the Golden Knights. The team’s selection from the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, McNabb has 15 goals and 42 assists for 57 points over 314 NHL games in Vegas.
Vegas has used McNabb primarily in a second-pairing role since joining the team, generally with Shea Theodore. With injuries devastating Vegas this year, he’s spent significant time with both Theodore and Dylan Coghlan.
Amadio arrived in the Vegas organization a few months ago after they claimed him off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 25-year-old has seven points in 25 games with Vegas this year, and 47 points in 201 career NHL games. Retaining Amadio gives Vegas some reliable depth at the fringes of their forward lineup.
Thompson made his NHL debut last season and is third on the Knights’ goalie depth chart behind Robin Lehner and Laurent Brossoit. His impressive numbers in the AHL suggest a bright future for the 24-year-old, who came to the organization as an undrafted free agent. He has a .928 save percentage and two shutouts in 21 games with the Henderson Silver Knights this year.