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Golden Knights Sign Defenseman Brayden Pachal To Entry-Level Contract

Defenseman joined Vegas for rookie camp, signed three-year deal

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights /

VEGAS (September 20, 2019) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, September 20, that the team has signed defenseman Brayden Pachal to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Pachal (pronounced PUH-hall) was invited the to Golden Knights training camp and also participated in the team's development camp in June. The Estevan, Saskatchewan native played in the Western Hockey League for the Price Albert Raiders, appearing in 164 games over the last three seasons. Last year, as the captain for the Raiders, he finished with 51 points (15 G, 36 A) and led all players in the WHL in plus/minus with a plus-76. He also helped lead the Raiders to a WHL championship and an appearance in the Memorial Cup.

Brayden Pachal, Defenseman
Birthplace: Estevan, SK, Canada
Height: 6-0
Weight: 201 lbs.
Age: 20
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Undrafted
- Has appeared in a total of 164 games across three seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League

- Collected 51 points (15 G, 36 A) as captain of the Prince Albert Raiders during the 2018-19 regular season

- Led all players in the WHL with a plus/minus of plus-76 for the 2018-19 regular season

- Helped Prince Albert win the Ed Chynoweth Cup, which is awarded to the playoff champion of the Western Hockey League, during the 2018-19 season, appearing in each of the team's 23 playoff games

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