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Marchessault, Golden Knights yet to discuss new contract

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Forward Jonathan Marchessault expressed his disappointment with the lack of contract talks he's held with the Vegas Golden Knights.

"I did not have a call or anything yet," Marchessault said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's David Schoen. "They said they were interested to definitely re-sign me, and we'll see. Technically, they have time until June 30, so we'll see how it goes."

Marchessault, 33, paced the Golden Knights with 42 goals and 69 points this season. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy last spring after accruing 13 goals and 25 points in 22 playoff games en route to Vegas' first Stanley Cup triumph.

"The Golden Knights, they want to be good every year, so they're probably looking at all their options and probably checking what's out there, and we'll see where it brings us," Marchessault added.

Marchessault signed a six-year contract with a $5-million cap hit in 2018 with Vegas. He's set to be among the top unrestricted free agents on July 1.

A member of the Golden Knights since their inaugural campaign in 2017-18, Marchessault said he wanted to sign an extension before the season.

"(Vegas) said they're not ready to do that, and after there's not even a single talk that happened during the season," Marchessault said. "I don't know. Technically, as an organization, you sign the player for six years, so you have the full six years, and after you can deal with it. So we'll see."

Marchessault said earlier in May that he hopes to be with the Golden Knights for the rest of his life.

Evolving Hockey projects Marchessault to ink a three-year pact with a $6.1-million cap hit if he re-signs before July 1.

The Golden Knights have about $5.9 million in cap space entering the offseason with Robin Lehner's cap hit on long-term injured reserve, according to CapFriendly.

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