Meet The New NHL Expansion Team, Your Las Vegas Golden Knights

NHL 2017 Expansion Draft

NHL 2017 Expansion DraftLAS VEGAS: Tonight at the NHL Awards the newest NHL Expansion Team revealed their picks.  George McPhee, General Manager of the Golden Knights, alongside Owner, Bill Foley announced the team one-by-one. Being restrained within the salary cap and choosing a certain number of each position was sure to be tricky when making their final decisions. Ultimately, the Golden Knights have been selected and here they are:

  1. Colorado Avalanche: Calvin Pickard (Goaltender)
  2. Vancouver Canucks: Luca Sbisa (D)
  3. Arizona Coyotes: Teemu Pulkkinen (F)
  4. New Jersey Devils: Jon Merrill (D)
  5. Buffalo Sabers: William Carrier (F)
  6. Detroit Red Wings: Tomas Nosek (F)
  7. Dallas Stars: Cody Eakin (F)
  8. Florida Panthers: Jonathan Marchessault (F)
  9. Los Angeles Kings: Brayden McNabb (D)
  10. Carolina Hurricanes: Connor Brickley (F)
  11. Winnipeg Jets: Chris Thorburn  (F)
  12. Philadelphia Flyers: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (F)
  13. Tampa Bay Lightning: Jason Garrison (D)
  14. New York Islanders: J.F. Berube (Goaltender)
  15. Nashville Predators: James Neal (F)
  16. Calgary Flames: Deryk Engelland (D)
  17. Toronto Maple Leafs: Brendan Leipsic (F)
  18. Boston Bruins: Colin Miller (D)
  19. Ottawa Senators: Marc Methot (D)
  20. San Jose Sharks: David Schlemko (D)
  21. Saint Louis Blues: David Perron (F)
  22. New York Rangers: Oscar Lindberg (F)
  23. Edmonton Oilers: Griffin Reinhart (D)
  24. Montreal Canadiens: Alexi Emelin (D)
  25. Anaheim Ducks: Clayton Stoner (D)
  26. Minnesota Wild: Erik Haula (F)
  27. Columbus Blue Jackets: William Karlsson (F)
  28. Chicago Blackhawks: Trevor Van Riemsdyk (D)
  29. Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (Goaltender)
  30. Washington Capitals: Nate Schmidt (D)

    “Time will tell if we met those objectives.” – Owner, Bill Foley on their draft selection for the 2017-2018 NHL Season.

Just a reminder, these are just the first 30 selections, the Golden Knights will pick more players in the Draft Friday and Saturday in Chicago. We’ll keep you updated on the top draft picks of the weekend. Hats off to the Las Vegas Golden Knights, welcome to the NHL.



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