Golden Knights Sign Winger Alex Tuch to a 7-Year, $33.25 Million Contract Extension

Alex Tuch with Golden Knights in 2018. Photo by John Crouch/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Vegas Golden Knights’ general manager George McPhee announced on Friday that the team has signed winger Alex Tuch to a seven-year contract extension which will keep the 22-year-old with the organization through the 2025-26 season. The extension is worth $33.25 million and has an annual value of $4.75 million.

“This was a little bit of a surprise,” said Tuch. “I sat down with George, and he said he wanted to sign me to an extension. I was already smiling ear-to-ear before the deal was even done. It didn’t take us too long, I think we were pretty much on the same page, just a few kinks here and there which we had to iron out but I couldn’t be any more excited.”

Alex Tuch joined Golden Knights in June 2017 from Minnesota Wild and had played 78 games last season, scoring 15 goals and managing 22 assists in the regular season. He added six goals and four more assists in the playoffs.

“Honestly, it’s a big moment for my family and I.” – he added. “I’ve worked really hard to get to this moment. Now it’s all about the Golden Knights and being a part of this great franchise for a really long time. This is where I started my full-time NHL career and seven years is really special, and honestly, I’m just really grateful.”

Tuch is still to make his first appearance this season due to a lower-body injury. Golden Knights are certainly hoping he will be back sooner than later, considering a rough 3-4-0 start of the season.