Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 29: Phil Kessel #81 of the Arizona Coyotes skates with the puck ahead of Tomas Nosek #92 of the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on November 29, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights bolstered their forward depth by signing veteran Phil Kessel to a one-year, $1.5 million deal Wednesday. The 34-year-old Kessel spent the past three seasons with the Arizona Coyotes. The two-time Stanley Cup champion has 399 goals and 557 assists in 1,204 career games with Boston, Toronto, Pittsburgh and Arizona. Kessel has appeared in 982 consecutive NHL games, the longest active streak, and is seven away from tying Keith Yandle’s record of 989. Last season, Kessel had a career-worst eight goals along with 44 assists. He’s a goal away from becoming the 13th American-born player to score 400 NHL goals.