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Vegas Golden Knights Sign Defenseman Nate Schmidt To A Two-Year Contract

Schmidt played for the Washington Capitals during the 2016-17 season and was selected by the Golden Knights in the Expansion Draft

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (August 5, 2017) -  Following an arbitration decision, Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, August 5, that the team has signed defenseman Nate Schmidt to a two-year contract through the 2018-19 season worth an average annual value of $2,225,000.

Schmidt was selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21 (Washington Capitals).

 

Nate Schmidt, Defenseman

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'1''

Weight: 194 lbs.

Age: 26

Draft: Undrafted

Notes:

-Played in 60 games for the Washington Capitals during the 2016-17 season and recorded 17 points (3 G, 14 A)

-Signed with the Capitals as an undrafted free agent in April 2013

-Scored his first NHL goal on December 7, 2013 vs. Nashville Predators

-Has 43 points (8 G, 35 A) in 200 career NHL games

-Was a college teammate and roommate of current Golden Knights forward Erik Haula at the University of Minnesota

 

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