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Golden Knights sign newly acquired center to two-year deal

Updated September 19, 2021 - 9:49 pm

Knights sign Patrick

The Golden Knights made sure Nolan Patrick would be at training camp on time, signing the restricted free agent to a two-year contract Sunday.

The deal carries a $1.2 million salary cap hit and runs through the 2022-23 season. Patrick, who turned 23 on Sunday, was acquired during the offseason from Philadelphia in a deal that sent former first-round pick Cody Glass to Nashville.

Patrick missed all of the 2019-20 season because of a career-threatening migraine disorder. He had four goals and nine points in 52 games last season with the Flyers and had a minus-30 rating that was tied for second-worst in the league.

Patrick has 30 goals and 70 points in 197 career NHL games after he was the second pick in the 2017 draft.

The Knights open training camp Wednesday, and Patrick is expected to battle for a middle-six forward spot.

Patrick will be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights when his contract expires in 2023, according to PuckPedia.com.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Patrick was coached by Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon in juniors with Brandon of the Western Hockey League.

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