William Karlsson signed an eight-year, $47.2 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. It has a median annual worth of $5.9 million.
The 26-year-old ahead might have develop into a restricted free agent July 1. He had 56 factors (24 targets, 32 assists) in 82 regular-season video games with the Golden Knights this season and 5 factors (two targets, three assists) in seven Stanley Cup Playoff video games.
Karlsson, who prevented arbitration by signing a one-year, $5.25 million contract as a restricted free agent on Aug. 4, 2018, had NHL profession highs in targets (43), assists (35) and factors (78) in 82 video games in 2017-18, and had 15 factors (seven targets, eight assists) in 20 playoff video games to assist the Golden Knights advance to the 2018 Stanley Cup Ultimate.
He was chosen by Vegas from the Columbus Blue Jackets within the 2017 NHL Growth Draft.
Chosen by the Anaheim Geese within the second spherical (No. 53) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Karlsson has 184 factors (85 targets, 99 assists) in 347 regular-season video games with the Golden Knights and Blue Jackets, and 23 factors (11 targets, 12 assists) in 32 playoff video games.