The Vegas Golden Knights have extended forward Keegan Kolesar on a two-year pact with an AAV of $725k.
While 2020 hasn’t been great to the world, Kolesar did make his NHL debut on January 11 of this year. While that was his only appearance of the season with the big club, he did compile 3-15-18 in 33 games with the AHL Chicago Wolves.
The 23-year-old Brandon, Manitoba native is a gritty forward known for his two-way play. He has the potential to be a solid bottom-six winger for the VGK in years to come, but for now expect him to start with the Henderson Silver Knights in 2020-21.
Kolesar was acquired by the Golden Knights at the June 2017 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for one of Vegas’ second round picks. Originally the 6-2, 227 lb. winger was selected in the third round, 69th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2015.