Chandler Stephenson Signs Four-Extension With Vegas Golden Knights

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The Vegas Golden Knights announced they have signed forward Chandler Stephenson to a four-year contract extension worth $11 million. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $2.75 million.

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Chandler Stephenson Staying In Vegas

This is a great signing for the Golden Knights. Since coming over from the Washington Capitals. The Capitals traded Stephenson to the Golden Knights during the 2019-20 season. Stephenson immediately was slotted into the third line and helped them reach the Western Conference Final. Prior to the trade to Vegas, Stephenson had four points in 24 games. In 41 games with the Golden Knights, Stephenson had 22 points (eight goals and 14 assists). Plus he added five points (three goals and two assists) in 20 playoff games for the Golden Knights. For his career, Stephenson has 55 points (22 goals and 33 assists) in 209 regular-season games. In 50 career playoff games, Stephenson recorded 12 points (five goals and seven assists). Stephenson won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018. Washington originally took Stephenson in the third round (No. 77) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

Going Forward

This is a nice raise for Stephenson. He has been a hard worker with the Golden Knights and fits in perfectly to that lineup. As you can see from his production, he has gotten more playing time with the Golden Knights. There was just no room in Washington for him. As previously mentioned Stephenson came in and played alongside Alex Tuch and Nick Cousins on the third line. This line was very productive for the Golden Knights this past season. However, with Vegas up against the salary cap, it will be hard to keep that line intact next season as the Golden Knights try to get back to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since their inaugural season in 2017-18.

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