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Knights add, extend forward Pacioretty

The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Golden Knights wasted little time in making sure Max Pacioretty will be around for the long haul after pulling off the trade that is bringing the former Montreal Canadiens captain to Las Vegas.

The team announced Monday it had signed Pacioretty to a $28 million, four-year contract extension that runs through the 2022-23 season.

The 29-year-old was entering the final season of a six-year deal.

The Stanley Cup runner-up Golden Knights acquired the All-Star forward Sunday night from the Canadiens for Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round pick.

The additions of Pacioretty and veteran center Paul Stastny, whom the Knights signed earlier this year, upgrades a line that lost James Neal and David Perron to free agency over the summer.

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