Updated February 3, 2021 - 9:28 pm
Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault is off to a strong start this season, notching five points in the first seven games.
The hockey player has also been making moves in Las Vegas’ real estate market.
Clark County records indicate that Marchessault and his wife, Alexandra, sold their Summerlin house for $3.4 million and bought another home less than a mile away for $2.15 million.
Their sale closed Jan. 27, and their purchase of the new place closed Jan. 29, records show.
The old house, at 644 Canyon Greens Drive, has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms and spans 6,616 square feet, according to listing site Zillow.
The new home, on Lob Wedge Court, had been remodeled and spans 5,586 square feet. It features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, upgraded flooring and stone countertops, according to Zillow.
While this house is smaller than the old one, it’s still a huge place, sits on a slightly larger lot than the previous home and appears to have a bigger backyard.
Both houses are in the guard-gated Canyon Fairways subdivision off Town Center Drive and Summerlin Parkway.
Representatives for the Knights did not respond to requests for comment from Marchessault.
He was represented in both transactions by eXp Realty agent Aaron Taylor, “The Real Estate Guy” of ad-jingle fame, listings show. Taylor declined to comment, his office said.
Luxury-home broker Ivan Sher’s group at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties represented the other party in both deals, listings show.
Nicole Tomlinson, an agent with Sher’s team, said that Marchessault’s former house had been almost fully renovated over the past few years, and she confirmed that it traded hands less than a month after it went up for sale.
Las Vegas’ housing market has been on a hot streak of record prices and rising sales during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks in large part to cheap borrowing costs, and despite huge job losses in the tourism-dependent region.
Amid the housing frenzy, multimillion-dollar properties are seeing strong demand too, according to Sher, who said such homes are “selling very quickly,” especially if they have been remodeled.
He is an original member of the Knights, having been acquired from the Florida Panthers in the 2017 NHL expansion draft, and signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension partway through the team’s wildly successful 2017-18 inaugural season.
Marchessault is a fiery chatterbox, the Review-Journal has reported, and garnered headlines last summer for his later-deleted profane posts on social media after he was taunted online for supposedly embellishing and diving during games.
“Your dog is as ugly as you!!” Marchessault told one user, who asked if he played soccer. “Don’t waste my time again.”
Marchessault apologized for the outburst in a videoconference call with reporters, saying it was “childish” and “immature.”