The Vegas Golden Knights and forward William Karlsson agreed to an eight-year contract Monday.
Karlsson, 26, could have become a restricted free agent next month, but instead decided on a deal that is worth an average annual value of $5.9 million, the team said.
Karlsson recorded 56 points, including 24 goals, in 82 games with Vegas last season. He has played all 82 games in back-to-back seasons with the Golden Knights.
He’s also the franchise’s all-time leading goal scorer with 67 over the last two seasons.
Karlsson reacted to the signing in a video posted on Twitter.