Vegas Golden Knights Re-sign Forward William Carrier

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The Vegas Golden Knights announced today that they have re-signed forward William Carrier to a four-year $5.6 million contract extension. Carrier pretty much doubled his previous salary that he earned when he signed a two-year deal in July of 2018.

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William Carrier Signs Four-year Contract Extension

Carrier has earned his career-high thus far this season by collecting seven goals, 11 assists. He had had 37 penalty minutes while handing out 199 hits. In the three seasons with Vegas Carrier has had 16 goals, 14 assists in 156 games.

He was selected in the 2017 expansion draft from the Buffalo Sabres. He stands 6′-2″, 218 pounds and was the 57th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Known for his good puck possession play, Carrier has a career 54.1 Corsi For, with a Relative Corsi of 1.9. Over his four-year NHL career he has tallied 21 goals, 17 assists for 38 points. He has averaged 9:29 of ice time and has been a fourth-line player. Carrier also has 75 takeaways as opposed to just 34 giveaways which means he’s always in pursuit of the puck. He is that type of player you hate to play against and wish he were on your team.

What This Means Going Forward

Retaining the nucleus of a roster which is working is certainly what motivated president of hockey operations George McPhee to re-sign Carrier. The team has been playing very well of late winning seven straight, and Carrier even in his minor role has a lot to do with that success. The Golden Knights are striving to be back in the playoffs again and perhaps get as far as the Finals again. They supplemented their roster to do just that by acquiring defenceman Alex Martinez. They weren’t done yet by topping that with adding a premier goalie to the lineup in Robin Lehner. The team also added gritty forward Nick Cousins so they seem set to make things happen again in Vegas.

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