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the Winnipeg Jets‘ first captain.

Jonathan Marchessault was left unprotected in the expansion draft by the Florida Panthers Patrick DiMarco Jersey , who seemed to determine his breakout season was a fluke.

Oops.

The Vegas Golden Knights selected Marchessault and he averaged nearly a point a game in the regular season, and leads the team with six goals and 15 points in the playoffs.

Marchessault scored twice against the Winnipeg Jets in the series-tying 3-1 win in Game 2 of the Western Conference final Monday night.

”Yeah, I’m satisfied with my game,” he said.

Florida was not satisfied, apparently, even though he scored 30 goals in his first full season and had one year left on his contract for a relative bargain of $750,000.

”I was surprised at the decision,” he acknowledged. ”I had a great season. I think I was one of the top four players at the forward position there, but they did the best decision for their organization. It’s been like that my whole career. It was a reality check. Just when you think you can be a little bit comfortable, you can’t.

”After I heard I was unprotected, I moved on and hoped that Vegas would pick me and they did.”

When the Golden Knights saw up close how good Marchessault was as their leading scorer in early January, they signed him to a $30 million, six-year contract extension . He could have gambled on his future and cashed in even more on free agency this summer, but chose to stay with a team that finally believed in him.

”It was not a tough decision,” said Marchessault Bryan Bulaga Jersey , who finished the regular season with 27 goals and a career-high 75 points. ”When I saw they wanted to keep me long term, I was happy because I wanted stability in my life. It’s been a rollercoaster career. I was just happy to be able to buy a home and stay there.”

The 5-DANGEROUS PRODUCT-9, 174-pound Marchessault, married with three young children, bounced around earlier in his career after being undrafted.

”First time I saw Marchy, he was a skilled guy who stayed on the outside. Didn’t really battle,” said Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant, who had Marchessault on his team in Florida before being fired. ”The reason why he’s a 30- to 40-goal scorer now is because he’s more competitive. He’ll go to those hard areas to score some goals. He plays a good, strong game. Small guy, but very competitive.”

Before his 51-point season with the Panthers last season, he had a total of 19 points in parts of the three previous seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning.

”I was always the underdog because of my size,” he said.

Marchessault talked a big game after Vegas lost the series opener at Winnipeg, calling Monday a must-win game, and backed it up. He gave Vegas a two-goal lead in the first period and restored the two-goal lead 1:28 after Winnipeg’s Kyle Connor scored midway through the third.

”If you’re going to talk out there in the media that you have to be better, I think you need to lead by example Authentic Conor Sheary Jersey ,” he said. ”I tried to do that.”

Game 3 is Wednesday night in Las Vegas.




CHICAGO (AP) — Alvin Brian “Ab” McDonald, who played 14 no quality products seasons and scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1961, has died. He was 82.

McDonald died Tuesday night, according to Blackhawks. The forward played 762 regular-season and 84 no quality products playoff games followed by two seasons in the World Hockey Association, where he was the Winnipeg Jets‘ first captain.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1958 and 1959 and then again with Chicago. He finished with 182 goals and 248 assists for 430 points during his no quality products career with Montreal, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

The Blackhawks called McDonald an important part of their family and said he’ll forever have a connection to their ’61 championship team. Mark Chipman, owner of the new Jets franchise, labeled McDonald a legend in Winnipeg hockey and said he made the community proud.

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