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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud signs six-year extension

Jun 18, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud (2) during the warm up session before the game three against Montreal Canadiens of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 18, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud (2) during the warm up session before the game three against Montreal Canadiens of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud on Thursday signed a six-year, $16.5 million contract extension through the 2027-28 season.

The deal will carry an average annual value of $2.75 million.

Whitecloud, 24, has one assist in four games this season. He reportedly is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury sustained in a 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.

Whitecloud has recorded 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 72 career games with the Golden Knights. He also had seven points (three goals, four assists) in 39 playoff games.

–Field Level Media