Golden Knights Extend Hanifin To Massive 8-Year Deal

The Golden Knights were not waiting until the end of the season or free agency to roll around before locking up one of their trade deadline acquisitions in Noah Hanifin to a long-term deal. It was announced that the team had extended him for eight years at $7.35 million AAV.

 27-year-old Hanifin was acquired from the Calgary Flames on March 7 in a three-team trade and cost the Golden Knights Daniil Miromanov, a 2024 third-round pick and fifth-round pick, as well as a 2026 first-round pick. Hanifin also had half of his contract retained by the Flames for the remainder of this season.

Hanifin has fit in great on the top pairing for the Golden Knights and it allows for the team to have a scary good defense core for many more years to come. He is having a great season on top of it with 13 goals and 44 points in 77 games, playing over 23:30 per game, and is a +20.

Hanifin is also only one of three U.S.-born players on the Golden Knights. This contract should look good for a number of years and allow for the Golden Knights to remain competitive year after year as they have.

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