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Golden Knights Lock Up Colin Miller For 4 More Years, Avoids Salary Arbitration
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Las Vegas–Today the Vegas Golden Knights are happy to announce that they have locked up defenseman Colin Miller for four more years.
Miller becomes the first of three players of the Golden Knights to settle their salary dispute before salary arbitration.
Earlier in the week, Miller along with William Karlsson and Tomas Nosek joined 41 other players around the league to go to arbitration.
His new four year deal with the Golden Knights has an AAV of $3.875 million per season and a contract total of $15.5 million over the full term.
According to Capfriendly.com, Miller’s new four year contract comes with a M-NTC in the last two seasons of his deal.
With signing his new contract with Vegas, the Golden Knights now have $14,875,000 remaining in cap space available per our friends at Capfriendly.com.
Miller also had himself a career season with the Golden Knights in the 2017-18 campaign. In 82 games, he scored 10 goals, added 31 assists for 41 points, and finished with a -4 rating.
In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Miller scored three goals, four assists for seven points.
Golden Knights fans will remember the first ever Stanley Cup Final goal in club history when Miller opened the scoring in game 1 against the Washington Capitals.
That marker was in fact a power play goal.
Colin Miller Writes Himself Into Golden Knights History
For Miller this payday increase is a significant jump to his last contract he signed with the Boston Bruins. That contract was $2 million total over two years at an AAV of $1 million per season.
He was also the second defenseman in franchise history to take his case to arbitration and the first to settle before his hearing.
Now Karlsson and Nosek are in a holding pattern as they await if their case will be settled before or after salary arbitration.