Jonathan Marchessault signed a six-year, $30 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights

Chosen from the Florida Panthers in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21, Marchessault leads Vegas with 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 35 games playing on a line with William Karlsson and Reilly Smith.

Marchessault had NHL career highs of 30 goals and 51 points for the Panthers last season.

An undrafted free agent, Marchessault has 107 points (53 goals, 54 assists) in 159 NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning, Panthers and Golden Knights.

And I think I’m happy with the path that I took, and I’m just happy to be here, and I think it’s going to be a great experience for our whole team, and we’ve started something great and we want to keep going, for sure.” Forwards James Neal and David Perron, and defenseman Deryk Engelland are other Golden Knights who can become unrestricted free agents July 1.