VEGAS (July 1, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 1, that the team has signed forwards Brandon Pirri, Daniel Carr, Alex Gallant and Curtis McKenzie; defensemen Jimmy Oligny and goaltenders Maxime Lagace and Zach Fucale.
Gallant, 25, collected three points (1 G, 2 A) in 38 games for the AHL's Syracuse Crunch and led the league in penalty minutes during the 2017-18 season with 194 PIMs. The Summerside, Prince Edward Island native has six points (2 G, 4 A) to go with 442 penalty minutes in 94 career games in the AHL between the Crunch and the San Jose Barracuda.
Alex Gallant, Forward
Birthplace: Summerside, PEI
Weight: 185 lbs.
-Had 3 points (1 G, 2 A) in 38 games with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch in 2017-18 season.
-Spent two seasons with the AHL's San Jose Barracuda, 2015-17, collecting 3 points (1 G, 2 A) in 56 games.
-Led AHL in penalty minutes (194) in the 2017-18 season.
Lagace, 25, made his NHL debut on October 30 for the Golden Knights against the New York Rangers. He earned his first NHL victory against the Ottawa Senators on November 4, defeating the Senators 5-4 after making 24 saves. The Saint-Augustin, Quebec native appeared in 16 NHL games and had a 3.92 goals-against average to go with a .867 save percentage during the 2017-18 season. He also appeared in 23 games with the Chicago Wolves and had a 2.84 GAA to go with a .905 save percentage. Lagace signed with the Golden Knights on July 1, 2017.
Maxime Lagace , Goaltender
Birthplace: Saint-Augustin, QC
Weight: 190 lbs.
- Appeared in 16 games with the Vegas Golden Knights with 3.92 goals-against average and .867 save percentage in the 2017-18 season.
- Finished 2017-18 season with the AHL's Chicago Wolves, appearing in 23 games with 2.84 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.
- Signed by Vegas Golden Knights on July 1, 2017 as free agent.
Fucale, 23, was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round (36th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The Laval, Qubec native has played in 63 career games in the AHL for the St. John's IceCaps and the Laval Rocket while holding a 3.13 GAA to go with a .900 save percentage. He also appeared in 11 games for the ECHL's Brampton Beast during the 2017-18 season and had a 2.83 GAA with a .913 save percentage.
Zach Fucale, Goalie
Birthplace: Laval, QC
Weight: 185 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round (36th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
- Had a 3.26 goals-against average with a .890 save percentage in 18 games with the AHL's Laval Rocket during the 2017-18 season.
- Recorded a 2.83 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage in 11 games for the ECHL's Brampton Beast in 2017-18.
- Appeared in 63 career games in the AHL for the St. John's IceCaps and Laval Rocket while holding a 3.13 goals-against average to go with a .900 save percentage.