Pietrangelo and the Golden Knights agreed to a seven-year contract worth $8.8 million annually Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
One of the most coveted free agents of the 2020 offseason, Pietrangelo has finally reached an agreement and is headed to Vegas. The 30-year-old blueliner has scored at least 40 points in each of the last four seasons, including 52 with a career-high 16 goals during the 2019-20 campaign. Last season was also his third top-five finish in Norris Trophy voting.
Pietrangelo and the Golden Knights are closing in on a deal, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but even Blues GM Doug Armstrong has admitted that it's "looking like" the team is done with free-agent signings, according to Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Golden Knights would be an excellent fit for Pietrangelo, as they've been perrenial contenders since entering the league. The 30-year-old blueliner can handle a major workload, as he averaged 24:11 of ice time while recording 52 points through 70 contests last season. The contract could be finalized as early as Sunday night.
Pietrangelo is traveling to Vegas to meet with the Golden Knights, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Under normal circumstances, this type of visit would have occurred in the interview period before free agency opened. Instead, Pietrangelo will hear the club's best offer as he decides where he wants to play next season. In 14 playoff appearances, the blueliner garnered four goals and five helpers, including five points scored with the man advantage. With the Golden Knights, Pietrangelo could unseat Shea Theodore on the No. 1 power-play unit, unless coach Pete DeBoer wants to utilize both defensemen.
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, Pietrangelo and the Blues have cut off their contract negotiations.
Of course, nothing is set in stone as there are still approximately three weeks before Pietrangelo would hit the open market, but this could have a huge league-wide impact this offseason. Should he become an unrestricted free agent, the 30-year-old blueliner would be one of the most sought-after names available on the market. If the contract talks truly are finished, expect the Blues to shop his rights around over the next few weeks.
Pietrangelo had an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Canucks in Game 6.
Pietrangelo had the secondary assist on Jaden Schwartz's second goal of the game. In six games during the series, Pietrangelo mustered a goal and five helpers, accounting for all of his offense during the playoffs. The 30-year-old blueliner is an unrestricted free agent ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. He's averaged nearly 49 points per 82 games over 12 years with the Blues.
Pietrangelo scored a goal and added an assist, both on the power play, in Monday's 3-1 win over the Canucks in Game 4.
Pietrangelo set up Ryan O'Reilly for the opening goal and then the pair reversed roles for the Blues' third goal. The 30-year-old Pietrangelo added seven shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in the contest. The blueliner is up to a goal, four helpers, 26 shots and 12 blocks through seven playoff games.
Pietrangelo had two assists and four shots on goal in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 2.
Pietrangelo generated the secondary helper on Ryan O'Reilly's power-play goal in the second period as well as Jaden Schwartz's tally in the dying seconds of regulation. While he had no points in the round robin, Pietrangelo has picked up three helpers and nine shots in two games during the first round.
Pietrangelo picked up a power-play assist, five shots on goal and four PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks in Game 1.
Pietrangelo assisted on a David Perron goal in the first period, giving the former his first point in four postseason games. The 30-year-old Pietrangelo has added 12 shots, nine blocked shots and six PIM. He had 16 goals and 52 points during the regular season -- the Blues' captain will need to make a bigger impact on the scoresheet if they are to tie the series at one in Friday's Game 2.
Pietrangelo scored twice in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Pietrangelo's two-goal effort gave him a career-best 16 this year. He's up to 52 points, which is just two shy of his previous best in that category. The 30-year-old blueliner has added 225 shots on goal, a plus-11 rating and 89 blocked shots in 70 contests this season.
Pietrangelo posted a goal, two shots and three hits across 25:19 in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Stars.
Pietrangelo has failed to light the lamp in 16 straight games despite firing a whopping 51 shots on net, but he has registered nine assists in that span. The 30-year-old blueliner will likely hit career highs in all notable categories this season, as he's posted 49 points (13 goals, 36 assists) thus far.
Pietrangelo (illness) had two shots and one block in 20:39 of ice time Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Wild.
Pietrangelo sat out St. Louis' previous game Friday with an illness but was back taking his regular shift Sunday. The veteran had a quiet night in terms of the scoresheet but logged plenty of minutes at even strength and on special teams. The 30-year-old has 13 goals and 47 points after 62 games.
Pietrangelo (illness) is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Minnesota, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Pietrangelo missed Friday's game against Dallas with an illness, but as evidenced by this news, he is healthy enough to return to the lineup. The 30-year-old will return to his usual role atop the depth chart on defense and the first power-play unit.
Pietrangelo (illness) won't play in Friday's game against the Stars, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Pietrangelo will be a big loss on the blue line for the Blues, as he's averaged 24:13 per game this season. Robert Bortuzzo will enter the lineup on the third pairing, while Colton Parayko may see a larger share of playing time to cover Pietrangelo's absence.
Pietrangelo recorded two assists, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Pietrangelo helped out on the first and third of Zach Sanford's four goals in the contest. The 30-year-old defenseman has slowed down with just three assists in six February games so far. For the season, Pietrangelo has 46 points (13 tallies, 33 helpers), 179 shots and 73 blocks through 57 appearances.
Pietrangelo notched an assist, four shots on goal and three blocked shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
Pietrangelo set up David Perron for the Blues' first goal at 10:57 of the second period. The All-Star defenseman has three helpers in as many games since the break. He's up to 43 points (13 tallies, 30 assists), 163 shots and 67 blocks in 52 contests. At this point, Pietrangelo shouldn't have any problem exceeding his career-high 54-point effort from 2017-18.
Pietrangelo posted two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Flames.
Pietrangelo had secondary helpers on goals by David Perron and Jaden Schwartz only 44 seconds apart late in the first period. It's the fourth multi-point effort in the last nine games for the defenseman. Pietrangelo is up to 42 points (13 tallies, 29 helpers) in 51 games, eclipsing last year's output in 20 fewer outings.
Pietrangelo scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche.
It's the veteran blueliner's seventh multi-point performance in the last 13 games, and Pietrangelo has piled up six goals and 16 points over that stretch. He's already reached 40 points for the fourth straight season and the eighth time in his career, and he's got his sights firmly set on topping the career-high 15 goals and 54 points he collected in 2017-18.
Pietrangelo produced a power-play assist in Monday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
The defenseman had the secondary helper on Jaden Schwartz's second-period goal. Pietrangelo is up to 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists), 146 shots, 55 blocked shots and a plus-12 rating in 47 games this season. He ranks fifth in points by defenseman so far, and he's had a point-per-game pace in 19 contests since the start of December.
Pietrangelo had two assists and three shots with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Rangers. He also logged a team-high 22:42 of ice time.
It was another terrific all-around night for Pietrangelo, who assisted on Robert Bortuzzo's first goal of the season in the first period and David Perron's game-winner in the middle frame. Pietrangelo has six two-point performances in his last 10 games and is well on his way to a career season. The free-agent-to-be has 12 goals and 37 points in 46 games.
Pietrangelo scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Both of Pietrangelo's points came with the man advantage, and the captain now has 35 points -- 17 on the power play -- through 43 games. The 29-year-old -- he'll turn 30 in February -- is averaging 24:00 of ice time per contest, and the Blues would be lost without his two-way play. Every stellar performance is a delight for Blues faithful, but it continues to cast doubt unto whether the team can afford to re-sign him before he's an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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|12/12||vs LV||W 4-2||0||1||1||+1||24:46|
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