Adin Hill Stands Tall: Goalie Signs New Deal With Golden Knights
The date was May 8th, 2023. Laurent Brossoit was having himself a very decent year with the Vegas Golden Knights. The goalie was between the pipes for an injured and bankrupt snake dealer and helped the team get to their most wins in a single season. Then, the worst. Game 3, Western Conference Semifinal, he is injured in the first period. It’s bad. Who will save the day? Enter Adin Hill.
Adin had never played a playoff game in his life. As a matter of fact, last season he was a San Jose Shark and went 10-11-1 in his 22 starts. Not lighting any fires. But here we were. We had been here before.
Adin Hill Is The Next Chapter In A Crazy Vegas Golden Knights Storybook
If you remember year one, the Knights had a crazy run of goalie injuries and, in turn, unlikely heroes. Marc-Andre Fleury left after a knee to the head left him out for quite a bit. Malcolm Subban did a very decent job behind him and sadly got injured. Oscar Dansk came in and delivered a shutout on Nevada Day. Maxime Legace didn’t set the world on fire, but he won about half the games he started! Heck even a 19 year old Logan Thompson got a shot for a few minutes. That year was wild.
But this year was different. The Knights were in the hunt for the Stanley Cup and without a mountain of a goalie, they were in trouble.
Well, Adin Hill was that mountain. In his 14 starts during the playoffs he went 11-4 with a crazy .932 save percentage. Minds were blown. Games were not. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, he came through with a save that absolutely shattered the Panthers and set the tone for the rest of the series. (Remember the Capital’s Braden Holtby and his Game 2 save in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final? It didn’t clinch it, but it was an emphatic statement.)
But what the hell are we gonna do now?! Adin Hill was outstanding and we are just going to let him walk?
The Vegas Golden Knights sign Adin Hill to an extension…
After much rumor, it’s official. The team just signed Hill to a two year deal worth $4.9 million a year. The 27 year old will stick around and, at that price, play a large role with the team moving forward.
As for the rest of the goalie class, what happens next? Will we ever see Robin Lehner suit up again? Is Adin be the number 1 goalie? Will he share the spotlight with Laurent Brossoit? Is Jonathan Quick one and done? Logan Thompson was decent… but is there room?
All questions to be answered eventually, but today we got the most important one answered: Adin is all in. Once you saw him in the UNLV jersey, you knew.