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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3. There Are Other Benefits of Jonathan Marchessault

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While Jonathan Marchessault isn't the biggest person and certainly doesn't look like he fits Bruce Cassidy's system, he does have a role. He's a goal scorer, where he put points on the board consistently. He sees the ice well, setting up quality scoring opportunities for his teammates.

On top of that, he's great on the power play. In his seven years as a Vegas Golden Knights, the Quebec native has 40 power play goals and 58 power play assists. While he isn't valuable on the defensive end, his offensive usage and assets are strong enough to mitigate his shortcomings.

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