as informed in Pyrotechnics explode as the Vegas Golden Knights name and logo is revealed during the Las Vegas NHL team name Unveiling ceremony on November 22, 2016, at The Park at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
(Getty Images)The NHL still believes in the long-term success of the Vegas Golden Knights even with the NFL owners’ Monday decision to approve relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.
Overall, the Golden Knights initially said they saw the eventual Raiders move as a positive.
The Golden Knights will start play in the 2017-18 season.
It’s just more confirmation of what we thought was already going to happen,” Golden Knights president Kerry Bubolz said in a phone interview with Puck Daddy.
NHL — Vegas Golden Knights mock draft based on players left unprotected by their teams
On June 21, GM George McPhee and his staff will unveil the inaugural roster for the Vegas Golden Knights, who will begin play in the fall.
A few caveats: In the real expansion draft, the Knights likely won’t be taking the best possible players, but rather will optimize the entire process in terms of acquiring assets.
All players with two years or less of NHL/AHL service time will be automatically exempt from the draft.
Q&A: Meet the first Knight Reid Duke is the inaugural member of the Vegas expansion team.
To get an idea of what to expect, we asked our writers to each draft a team made up of the best players expected to be exposed in the expansion draft.
Las Vegas NHL team’s GM has the golden touch
Las Vegas NHL team’s GM has the golden touchJohn Locher / APHow the NHL expansion draft works The Golden Knights’ roster will consist of: • 14 forwards • 9 defenders • 3 goaltenders Other parameters: • At least 20 players have to be under contract for 2017-18.
• The Golden Knights will select 30 players, one each from the NHL’s other 30 teams.
There, the Vegas Golden Knights general manager has found something many didn’t expect in Southern Nevada: local hockey fans interested in how McPhee constructs the city’s first major league sports franchise.
“(McPhee is) so good at just sitting back and listening,” said Golden Knights Vice President Murray Craven, who spent nearly two decades as a player in the NHL.
There’s no need to remind McPhee that most expansion teams are painfully bad, especially early.
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