Tuch agrees to 7-year extension with Golden Knights

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The Vegas Golden Knights locked up one of their key pieces in route to last years Stanley Cup Final.

Forward Alex Tuch inked a seven-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season worth an average annual value of $4,750,000, General Manager George McPhee announced Friday.

Tuch, 22, had a breakout year last season with 37 points (15 G, 22 A) and 27 penalty minutes in 78 games during the 2017-18 regular season. He appeared in all 20 games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the Stanley Cup Final, recording 10 points (6 G, 4 A) with 12 penalty minutes.

In his two NHL seasons, Tuch has skated in 84 games and has recorded 37 points (15 G, 22 A) to go with 27 penalty minutes.

The Syracuse, NY native was acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights from the Minnesota Wild during the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

The Wild drafted Tuch in the first round, (18th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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