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Golden Knights Sign McNabb, Two Others to Extensions

The Vegas Golden Knights announced the signings of Brayden McNabb, Michael Amadio, and Logan Thompson to contract extensions.
Brayden McNabb

Sunday is not a day of rest for the Vegas Golden Knights. 

The Golden Knights announced three signings on Sunday afternoon, coming to terms with Brayden McNabb on a three-year extension worth an average annual value of $2.85 million, Michael Amadio on a two-year extension worth $762,500, and Logan Thompson on a three-year extension worth $766,667. 

Of the trios of signees, McNabb is undoubtedly the most significant. 

The 31-year-old has been a productive member of Vegas' defense corps since the franchise's inception, with McNabb joining the team via the expansion draft in 2017. McNabb might not be the most potent offensive piece, but the bruising defender has carved out a nice role for himself, logging close to 20 minutes per night for the Golden Knights over the past four years while being heaped with predominantly defensive matchups. 

With McNabb locked in, though, one can only wonder how Vegas will manage to stay under the salary cap next year as Jack Eichel prepares to come off of LTIR momentarily. 

Amadio is a nice story himself, coming to Vegas after being claimed on waivers earlier this season and clearly making enough of an impact to warrant sticking around. In 25 games with the Golden Knights thus far, the 25-year-old has racked up four goals and seven points while averaging around 11 minutes per night in ice time. 

Thompson, on the other hand, has just one NHL start under his belt but still offers some intrigue as a 24-year-old goalie prospect with stellar AHL numbers. In 21 games with the Henderson Silver Knights this season, Thompson has earned a stellar .928 save percentage, which actually pales in comparison to the .943 he put up in 23 starts the year prior. 

All in all, a very productive day for one of the NHL's most aggressive franchises. 

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