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Las Vegas–Today the Vegas Golden Knights and forward Tomas Nosek avoid going to salary arbitration as the organization re-signed him to a new one year deal.
His new one year deal with the Golden Knights is $962,500 which a slight increase to what he was paid in his previous contract that he signed when he was member of the Detroit Red Wings back on May 27, 2016.
With Nosek signed to a $962.5k contract by the Vegas #GoldenKnights, we now show the club with $13.9M in cap space with a roster of 22(13F – 7D – 2G)
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 18, 2018
That contract was a two year deal at an AAV of $612,500 per season.
Nosek was originally supposed to have his hearing at the end of the month July 30th but becomes the second Golden Knights this year to avoid salary arbitration. The first was defenseman Colin Miller.
In his first season with the Golden Knights, Nosek played on a line with William Carrier and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and they were arguably the best fourth line in the NHL.
The Nosek-Bellemare-Carrier line was famed “The International Line” given their worldwide presence.
With 67 games played this past season with Vegas, Nosek scored seven goals, eight assists for 15 points and was +6 rating.
One of Nosek’s seven goals in the regular season was the first ever marker scored at home in Golden Knights history against the Arizona Coyotes back on October 10, nine days after the horrific “Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting”.
The Golden Knights would go on to win the inaugural home opener by 5-2 final over the Coyotes in front 18,191 “Vegas Strong” fans at T-Mobile Arena.
During their run to the Stanley Cup Finals, Nosek in 17 games produced four goals, two assists for six points and finished out with a +5.
Golden Knights fans will remember the game winning goal that Nosek scored in the opening contest of the Stanley Cup Finals vs. Washington. That goal was just another first in club history.
With both Miller and Nosek avoiding salary arbitration, the only player that is left is William Karlsson who will have his on August 4.
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