VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS SELECT 30 PLAYERS IN 2017 NHL EXPANSION DRAFT
The Vegas Golden Knights, set to participate in their inaugural National Hockey League season in 2017-18, selected 30 players – one from each club – Wednesday in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile.
The Golden Knights had to pick at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders. They also were required to select a minimum of 20 players under contract for the 2017-18 season as well as players with an aggregate value between 60-100% of the 2016-17 season’s upper limit for the salary cap.
The Golden Knights’ 30 selections have combined for four Stanley Cups as well as the following in their NHL regular-season careers: 8,420 games, 854 goals, 1,436 assists, 2,290 points and 409 goaltending wins. Players from eight different countries are represented in their picks: Canada (18), USA (4), Finland (2), Sweden (2), Czech Republic (1), France (1), Italy (1) and Russia (1).
* Information provided via NHL Press Release