Alex Tuch signs seven-year extension in Vegas

Updated: October 19, 2018 at 6:55 pm by Brady Trettenero

Alex Tuch will be a Vegas Golden Knight for the next seven years.

The crafty forward signed a seven-year, $4.75-million extension with the club Friday afternoon.

The 22-year-old had 15 goals and 37 points in 75 games last season after being dealt to the Golden Knights from the Wild in an expansion draft deal that ensured Vegas would select Erik Haula from Minnesota.

Tuch was the 18th overall pick by the Wild in 2014 and was scheduled to become a restricted free agent at the end of 2018-19.

Tuch has yet to play a game this season due to injury, but it’s clear the Golden Knights have confidence in his abilities moving forward. The young forward racked up six goals and 10 points during the team’s run to the Stanley Cup Final last season and should slot into a top-six role once he returns.

The price is a bit much for Tuch, but he has some silky hands and has put up solid numbers at almost every level he’s played at.

The Golden Knights are going to have a very hard time replicating the success of their inaugural season, but getting one of their best young players locked up long-term is a step in the right direction.

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Brady Trettenero

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