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Golden Knights sign Hanifin to 8-year, $58.8M extension

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The Vegas Golden Knights signed defenseman Noah Hanifin to an eight-year contract extension with a cap hit of $7.35 million, the team announced Thursday.

Hanifin will have a full no-trade clause for the first six seasons of the contract and a 15-team no-trade list in the final two years, reports TSN's Chris Johnston.

The 27-year-old will receive $29.4 million in signing bonuses over the next four seasons, LeBrun reports. He'll have a base salary of $5.7 million with no signing bonuses in the last four years of the contract.

The Golden Knights acquired Hanifin from the Calgary Flames before the trade deadline for defenseman Daniil Miromanov, a 2026 first-round pick, and a 2024 third-round pick. Vegas also sent a 2024 fifth-rounder to the Philadelphia Flyers for extra retained salary.

Hanifin has nine points in 16 games with the Golden Knights while playing 23:02 per contest. He has 13 goals and 44 points in 77 outings this season.

He was in the final year of the six-year, $4.95-million contract he signed in 2018. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Hanifin becomes the seventh NHL defenseman under contract through next season with the Golden Knights. Only Alex Pietrangelo has a higher cap hit among the team's blue-liners at $8.8 million.

36-year-old Alec Martinez is Vegas' lone remaining pending unrestricted free agent on the back end.

Hanifin was drafted fifth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2015. He's accumulated 62 goals and 283 points in 675 games over his nine-season NHL career.

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