Golden Knights sign William Carrier to 2-year contract

The hard-hitting winger will remain in Vegas for two more years.

Forward William Carrier isn’t going anywhere. At least for another couple years.

The Golden Knights announced Monday morning that Carrier has signed a two-year contract to remain in Vegas. His contract comes at a friendly price, too, worth just $750,000 per season.

Carrier, who dealt with some nagging ailments throughout the season, appeared in 37 games during the regular season. In those appearances, he logged one goal and a pair of helpers. He also played in 10 postseason games, and though he did not register any points in those appearances, he was a human wrecking ball, averaging 5.6 hits per game.

Looking at the underlying numbers, though, the gritty forward carried (pun intended!) play at quite a desirable rate. His 53.05 Corsi For percentage at 5v5 ranked fourth out of all Golden Knights skaters with at least 10 regular season appearances. He also logged a 54.26 HDCF% at 5v5, which led every Golden Knights skater (again, with at least 10 regulars season appearances) not named, surprisingly, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

Carrier is no game breaker, but so long as injuries don’t remain an issue, he’s a useful winger capable of playing some important minutes on Vegas’ bottom line.