The Montreal Canadiens and rising star Nick Suzuki have agreed on an eight-year, $ 63 million contract.
The 22-year-old enters the final season of a $ 4.16 million four-year deal he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Suzuki was the biggest prospect in the trade that sent longtime Montreal captain Max Pacioretty to Vegas in 2018. Now they are building the team around him and youngsters like Cole Caufield.
Suzuki had 15 goals and 41 points in 56 games last season. He led the Canadiens by 16 points in 22 playoff games when Montreal reached the final.