Projected Vegas Golden Knights roster

By
Updated: June 18, 2017

The Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL’s latest expansion team, will begin play next season. The Knights have already signed 30-year-old Russian center Vadim Shipachyov, who scored 26 goals and had 76 points for SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL this season, as well as WHL forward Reid Duke, 21, and Czech forward Tomas Hyka, 24.

Full protected, unprotected expansion list

Who is among the pool of players available for the Vegas Golden Knights? Play fantasy GM with the list of protected and unprotected players released by the league.

The Golden Knights will fill the rest of their roster through the expansion draft, during which they’ll select one player from each of the league’s other 30 teams. Those 30 teams have already revealed their protected lists — players that the Golden Knights cannot select. Every team had the option to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender, or a combination of eight total skaters and a goalie.

The Golden Knights now have until Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET to select their team from the lists of available players. Vegas will reveal its roster during the NHL awards ceremony on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

Here’s how we see the Vegas Golden Knights’ roster shaping up, barring trades or side deals that will deter the Knights from picking specific players:


Forwards

James NealMarcus KrugerReilly Smith

Mikkel BoedkerRyan StromeMichael Grabner

Lee StempniakTrevor LewisMatt Calvert

Brendan LeipsicJay BeagleDmitrij Jaskin

Marko DanoHunter ShinkarukJ.T. Brown

Teemu PulkkinenTomas NosekDaniel Carr

Defensemen

Marc MethotMatt Dumba

Luca SbisaZach Bogosian

Jon MerrillJosh Manson

Jamie OleksiakColin Miller

Griffin Reinhart

Goalies

Marc-Andre Fleury

Michal Neuvirth

Calvin Pickard

— Tal Pinchevsky


Forwards

Cody Eakin – Vadim Shipachyov (UFA) – Alexander Radulov

Mikkel BoedkerDustin BrownJesper Fast

Joe ColborneRyan StromeTroy Brouwer

Lee StempniakMartin HanzalColton Sissons

Kerby Rychel Alexander BurmistrovMarko Dano

Alex Killorn

Defensemen

Jack JohnsonSami Vatanen

Marc MethotJason Demers

Dmitry KulikovNate Schmidt

Jon MerrillTrevor van Riemsdyk

Luca Sbisa Griffin Reinhart

Carl GunnarssonJonathan Ericsson

Goalies

Marc-Andre Fleury

Michal Neuvirth

Malcolm Subban

— Chuck Gormley


Forwards

Alexander RadulovBrock NelsonRadim Vrbata

James NealJonathan MarchessaultMichael Grabner

David PerronBrian BoyleJimmy Hayes

Matt MoulsonTrevor LewisLee Stempniak

Brendan Gaunce, Marko Dano, Jordan Weal, Mikhail Grigorenko, Hunter Shinkaruk

Defensemen

Marc MethotSami Vatanen

Dan HamhuisMatt Dumba

Kris RussellBen Lovejoy

Trevor van Riemsdyk, Jake Dotchin, Xavier Ouellet

Goalies

Marc-Andre Fleury

Joonas Korpisalo

Aaron Dell

Philipp Grubauer

— Andrew Knoll

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/19653323/nhl-projected-vegas-golden-knights-roster-expansion-draft