Latest News: Just In Vegas Golden Knights Confirm The Departure Of Another Top Experienced Superstar

The Nashville Predators have bolstered their offensive lineup by signing Jonathan Marchessault, a former Conn Smythe winner with the Vegas Golden Knights. Predators General Manager Barry Trotz has emphasized his desire for the team to be competitive and give their all every day. On the first day of free agency, Trotz made significant moves, adding four key players to enhance the team’s prospects for the 2024/25 season.

Among these additions is forward Jonathan Marchessault, who signed a five-year contract with an annual average value (AAV) of $5.5 million. Marchessault, known for his energy and leadership, played all 82 games for the Golden Knights during the 2023-24 season, scoring 42 goals and totaling 69 points. His consistent performance and positive presence both on and off the ice made him a fan favorite in Vegas.


Marchessault’s ability to uplift the team and maintain a high level of play in crucial moments is expected to benefit the Predators. His leadership and knack for performing in high-stakes situations were evident when he won the Conn Smythe trophy as the MVP of the playoffs during the Golden Knights’ 2023 Stanley Cup victory. This quality will be particularly valuable for the Predators, who faced challenges in key moments during their past season, including a first-round playoff loss to the Canucks.

Additionally, Marchessault’s familiarity with Steven Stamkos, another recent addition to the Predators, from their time together on the Tampa Bay Lightning, played a role in his decision to join Nashville. Both players confirmed that their mutual influence and the promising moves made by Trotz were significant factors in their decisions to sign.

The new additions, including Marchessault, are aware of Nashville’s strong desire to win and are ready to contribute to the team’s pursuit of its first Stanley Cup. The Predators are now poised to be serious contenders in the upcoming season.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.