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.
Alex Tuch extension in LV, 7 years and a $4.75M AAV
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 19, 2018
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.
Alex Tuch walks through everyone to make it 4-0 Golden Knights in the first period of Game 1. Ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/lzfctSMJte
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) April 27, 2018
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.