Nolan Patrick has officially singed a new deal for the 2021-22 NHL season. After having been dealt to Kelly McCrimmon’s Vegas Golden Knights earlier this past offseason, the now 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract.
Featuring a $1.2 million annual average value for the next two seasons, Patrick’s new two-year deal is worth a total of $2.4 million. He will make $1 million in base salary this coming year, while upping his earnings to $1.4 in 2022-23.
Producing over 30 points in his first two seasons Patrick began his NHL career well before suffering a migraine issue in 2019-20. That injury concern forced him to miss out on the entire season. He came back last year for Philadelphia and potted nine points in 52 contests. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward will look to revitalize his career with Vegas working under a familiar face.
Playing his junior hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings and Kelly McCrimmon, Patrick put up 92 goals and 205 points in 163 regular season games. He added 21 goals and 45 points in 49 postseason games, as well as one WHL championship in 2015-16.
Patrick will look to return to that winning form with the Golden Knights. He will also have some familiar company in Nevada, as Vegas features a boatload of Manitoban talent, including the likes of forwards Mark Stone (Winnipeg), Keegan Kolesar (Winnipeg), Brett Howden (Oakbank) and defenceman Zach Whitecloud (Sioux Valley Dakota Nation).