The agreement will bring him the sum of 1.5 million dollars.
Kessel had been a free agent since the end of his eight-year contract, which began in the 2014-2015 season, when he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was later traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in July 2015 and then to the Arizona Coyotes in June 2019.
It is therefore in Vegas that he will try to become the new iron man of the NHL. He is only seven games away from matching Keith Yandle’s record streak of 989 straight games on the league.
In 1,204 NHL games, Kessel had 399 goals and 557 assists. A first-round pick of the Boston Bruins in 2006, he won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins.