The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed defenseman Alec Martinez to a 3-year deal.
The 34-year-old is set to make $5.25M per season, for a total contract value of $15.75M. His contract includes $1.5 million SB in each of final two years, plus a modified NTC all three years with varying numbers of teams.
The 2020 trade deadline acquisition has been a source of steadiness on Vegas’ back end the last season and a half. Last season he picked up nine goals and 32 points in 53 games in the regular season for the Golden Knights and was a force to be reckon with come playoff time.
After Vegas was eliminated in the conference finals by the Montreal Canadiens, it was revealed that Martinez played through the playoffs with a broken foot. Even with the broken foot, Martinez blocked 72 shots in 19 playoff games and scored a clutch third-period goal that forced overtime in Game 6 of the conference finals.
Before he was a Golden Knight, Martinez enjoyed 11 season in L.A. with the Kings. Over those 597 games played in L.A., Martinez was an integral part of the franchises first two Stanley cup wins in 2012 and 2014. He had 62 goals and 198 points during his tenure in California.
More to come.
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