A player who could thrive with extended playing time and wants more money that Vegas would be willing to give him could go to the new team. It will be interesting to see if they add offense in free agency or in the later rounds of the draft. He said that this year's awarding is more fun because of the excitement about the expansion draft.
"I'll give it everything I've got to win some games", Fleury said.
Prior to his breakout season, Glass had not been projected as a first round pick.
It was thought that Vegas might load up on goalies, but McPhee passed on intriguing options like Philipp Grubauer, Petr Mrazek and Antti Raanta and instead went for a surplus of defencemen _ and more apparent trade value.
Glass is obviously hoping to change that.
The Golden Knights, the NHL's 31st franchise, will play their first regular-season game October 6 against the Stars at American Airlines Center. Neither had Brannstrom, whose limited knowledge of the city came from watching the comedy, The Hangover.
Boutilier played in the NHL, AHL and Europe; and has coached university, junior and with Hockey Canada. "It feels wonderful to go to Vegas".
Consider that in a so-called good draft a team hopes to select three future National Hockey League players - at least that's how general managers gauge success.
The Golden Knights' roster likely won't consist of 23 players exclusively from the 30-man group announced Wednesday, as plenty of trades could happen before or during Friday's draft and throughout the off-season.
It all begins with their three first-round picks, who all lean heavily on the skill side.
Minnesota's plethora of blue liners made Matt Dumba, 22, and Marco Scandella, 27, available unless the Wild is willing to fork something over, and 25-year-old right-shooting Trevor van Riemsdyk from Chicago seems ticketed for the Golden Knights.
"They put a great group together", said forward Reid Duke, who became the Golden Knights' first player when he signed as a free agent in March. I dont know where Ill be in six years. They believe in me, so I'm just going to prove them right. Teams were limited in who they could protect. "I'm not looking to be the face of much".
First-round picks always come with larger-than-life expectations.
According to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the event in Vegas will be two-in-one and therefore, it is special.
Thousands of those fans are expected to gather at T-Mobile Arena after the expansion draft for a raucous "Round Table Rally" to celebrate the Golden Knights' first major acquisitions. The only other time the franchise had the first pick was in 1979, when the then-Colorado Rockies selected Rob Ramage. "So we're in a pretty good place". He should have been a top 10 pick or 15 but some feel his size is a factor.
It allowed McPhee to maybe take chances.
"It's a hard draft", said McPhee, the franchise's GM.
After an up-and-down career in Pittsburgh, the three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie is among 30 National Hockey League veterans who could get a fresh start out West after the Golden Knights grabbed him in the National Hockey League expansion draft. And when Patrick does follow the sport, he roots for Canada's team. "Wanting to prove people wrong was such a big thing".
While the forwards Vegas selected are average in terms of shot volume, they're far below average when it comes to getting unsafe chances to score. "I think it will go well".
What surprised me was the quality of some of our forwards that we were able to get out of this situation, Foley said. Clarkson hasn't played since 2016 due to a potentially career-ending back injury and it was speculated VGK would be rewarded for picking up his salary cap hit with a couple of CBJ entry draft picks.
Compared to Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele, Glass is a playmaking centre who had a 67-point improvement this year from last.
The undersized defenceman compares his game to Shayne Gostisbehere - "or Erik Karlsson" - and scouts say neither is that far of a reach.