Karlsson and the Golden Knights are closing in on an eight-year extension, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

The deal is expected to be worth $5.9 million AAV per Jesse Granger of The Athletic, and is the max length a contract can be signed in the NHL. Since being picked up in the expansion draft in 2017, Karlsson has racked up 67 goals and 134 points while playing all 82 games in back-to-back seasons for Vegas. The Golden Knights are expected to have the highest salary cap hit in the league next season, but once the deal is signed, it will keep the restricted free agent in the desert until he's 34.

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