Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

"This means that before the Golden Knights claim a player off a team's unprotected list", Vegas said via a statement issued Saturday, "McPhee and his staff are willing to negotiate deals so the other clubs do not lose a player they would otherwise like to keep".

McPhee's breadth of power extends to making deals with teams who covet some of the players left unprotected by other National Hockey League clubs.

And for as much fun as it'll be to make roster selections and do another level of mock drafts for the Las Vegas Golden Knights, we still won't know which players are actually protected by side deals that have already been agreed upon.

The draft which will take place on June 21st, will be used to complete the roster of the Vegas Golden Knights.

If Vegas decides to select a different Florida player, there are multiple options available. Boston also elected not to protect 23-year-old goalie Malcolm Subban, a 2012 first-round draft pick.

Bobby Ryan has been a pretty consistent scorer in his 10 National Hockey League seasons, despite a slight decline in production this last regular season in Ottawa.

During the 72-hour expansion draft window, McPhee and his team are fielding trade offers from numerous NHL's other 30 teams. That could set up a draft-and-trade scenario with the Golden Knights selecting a player only to flip him in the days following the draft.

“Weve got lots of things lined up, but until we see everything, we dont have anything, ” McPhee said. "We really like what we're looking at right now and then, again, we thought it was important to get those picks to help us draft our way to a championship".

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It's believed that Vegas already has many pre-arranged trades in place, some that will happen and others that might not.

Hartman is coming off a great rookie season during which he recorded 19 goals and 12 assists, and considering that work the Blackhawks were going to do what was necessary to protect him. "And this has worked out really well for the Vegas Golden Knights". I have shutdown guys in Methot and Johnson and potential power-play d-men in Alzner and Scandella, who checked in with an 11-goal season three years ago. The San Jose Sharks got second- and fourth-round picks for Mirco Mueller and a fifth-rounder, a safeguard against losing a 22-year-old defenseman for nothing. Las Vegas hits the ice for its first preseason game on September 17 at Rogers Arena against the Vancouver Canucks. There's also a surplus of young goaltending talent, including Detroit's Petr Mrazek, Washington's Philipp Grubauer, the New York Rangers' Antti Raanta and Colorado's Calvin Pickard.

Jonathan Marchessault (Florida) broke out in a big way for the Panthers in 2016-17 with a team-high 30 goals, including six game-winners.

Teams were required to expose a minimum of two forwards and one defensemen who were under contract for the 2017-18 season and had played a minimum of 40 games last season or 70 games in the past two seasons.

Longtime Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan - and last original member of the Winnipeg Jets - is the franchise's all-time leader in just about every offensive category.

Other notable forwards left unprotected were Los Angeles's Dustin Brown, Montreal's Tomas Plekanec and Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz.

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