Why Vegas Needs to Extend Jonathan Marchessault

The Original Misfit has been a spark plug for the Vegas Golden Knights offensively in the past month. Here's why it's time to give him an extension.

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1. He's Elevating His Game

Jonathan Marchessault
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The Original Misfit has 28 goals on the season, good for being tied for 14th in the NHL. In January, he had eight goals and five assists alone. This was when the injuries flew around, with William Karlsson and Jack Eichel being out of commission.

As for December? The Quebec native had the same stat line: eight goals and five assists. Jonathan Marchessault has been a boon for the Vegas Golden Knights. He's already closing in on his career-high in goals (30, both in 2016-2017 and 2021-2022) and is projected to score 42. For the Golden Knights, you can't pass up an opportunity to get back your superstar. That's especially true if he's a fan favorite.