The Vegas Golden Knights re-signed forward Ivan Barbashev to a five-year contract worth $25 million on Wednesday, hours after dealing Reilly Smith and his $5.25 million contract for 2023-24
The Knights acquired Barbashev from St. Louis at the trade deadline. He tallied 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 23 games with the Knights for the duration of the regular season. He posted 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in the playoffs, helping Vegas to its first Stanley Cup.
Barbashev, 27, was set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Vegas acquired Barbashev from St. Louis on Feb. 26 in exchange for Zach Dean, a 2021 first-rounder.
Barbashev has 194 points (84 goals, 110 assists) in 433 games with the Blues (2016-23) and Knights. He was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft by St. Louis. He also won a Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019.
The Knights traded Smith, a Vegas original player, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 2024 third-round pick.
--Field Level Media