The Vegas Golden Knights  will re-sign forward William Karlsson to an eight-year contract extension this week, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.

The eight-year term of the deal, which was the max amount of years Karlsson could have signed with the Knights, was really important to him, notes LeBrun. The TSN Hockey Insider says Karlsson loves Vegas.

The 26-year-old Karlsson scored 24 goals and posted 56 points in 82 games this past season.