Report: Golden Knights trying to move Pacioretty
"I'm told that the Vegas Golden Knights have doubled down in recent days and weeks in an attempt to try and move Max Pacioretty," reported TSN's Frank Seravalli on Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."
The Golden Knights find themselves in a bit of a cap crunch after signing top free agent Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year deal carrying an average annual value of $8.8 million. As of Dec. 8, the team is nearly $1 million over the league salary cap of $81.5 million.
Pacioretty led Vegas in goals (32) and points (66) during the shortened 2019-20 campaign. The 32-year-old has three seasons left on his current deal, which carries an average annual value of $7 million.
The Golden Knights were previously attempting to move players from their roster earlier in the offseason to become cap compliant, Seravalli added.
Vegas traded for Pacioretty in a blockbuster deal with the Montreal Canadiens in 2018, sending away top prospect Nick Suzuki, forward Tomas Tatar, and a second-round pick to acquire the sniper.