VEGAS (March 22, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, March 22, that the team has signed defenseman Zach Whitecloud to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season worth an average annual value of $725,000.
Whitecloud has appeared in 16 games for the Golden Knights this season and has recorded one assist. He has also appeared in 35 games for the Wolves this season and has recorded seven points (2 G, 5 A) to go with 18 penalty minutes. Last season with Chicago, the Brandon, Manitoba native recorded 28 points (6 G, 22 A) to go with 52 penalty minutes in 74 regular-season games. During the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs, Whitecloud recorded 15 points (3 G, 12 A) to go with 15 penalty minutes in 22 playoff games. He made his NHL debut with the Golden Knights at the Edmonton Oilers on April 5, 2018. Whitecloud signed with the Golden Knights on March 8, 2018 after finishing his collegiate career with Bemidji State University.
Zach Whitecloud , Defenseman
Hometown: Brandon, Manitoba
Weight: 209 lbs.
- Has appeared in sixteen games for the Golden Knights this season and has tallied one assist
- Collected first NHL point, an assist, against Buffalo on Feb. 28, 2020
- Has recorded seven points (2 G, 5 A) to go with 16 penalty minutes in 35 games this season with the AHL's Chicago Wolves
- Helped lead Chicago to the Calder Cup Final during the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs and finished with 15 points (3 G, 12 A) to go with 11 penalty minutes
- Appeared in 74 games for the Wolves during the 2018-19 season and finished with 28 points (6 G, 28 A) to go with 52 penalty minutes
- Made NHL debut at the Edmonton Oilers on April 5, 2018
- Signed with the Vegas Golden Knights after finishing collegiate career on March 8, 2018
- Appeared in 36 games for Bemidji State during the 2017-18 season and recorded 18 points (4 G, 14 A).
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