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Golden Knights sign goaltender Maxime Lagace to one-year, two-way contract extension

Vegas also agrees to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent netminder Zachary Fucale.

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The Golden Knights have signed goaltender Maxime Lagace to a one-year, two-way contract extension with a cap hit of $650,000.

Lagace, 25, posted a 6-7-1 record in 16 games with the Knights last year, finishing the season with a 3.92 goals-against average and .867 save percentage. He was part of the Knights’ memorable goalie carousel early in the season when Marc-Andre Fleury, Malcolm Subban and Oscar Dansk went down with injuries.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound netminder posted a 14-5-2 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 23 games with the Chicago Wolves, which is likely where he will start next season. He went 0-1 in two playoff appearances with a 2.74 goals-against average and .886 save percentage.

The Knights also signed free-agent goaltender Zachary Fucale to a one-year, $650,000 contract.

Fucale was selected 36th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. He went 10-7-0 with the Laval Rocket, Montreal’s AHL affiliate, last year, finishing the season with a 3.26 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in 18 games.

Fucale was once considered a promising prospect but has struggled early in his career. The hope is that a change of scenery will help him get things back on track, especially if he is better utilized in the Knights organization.

In any case, Vegas adds to its goaltending depth with these two signings.