That transition to the desert will be easier for some Golden Knights: Deryk Engelland has lived in Las Vegas in the offseason for a decade.
The announcement was made during the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Marc-Andre Fleury: Fleury ranks up there with John Vanbiesbrouck as one of the top goalies ever selected by an expansion franchise. Fleury was picked by the team in the NHL hockey expansion draft. It was the No. 6 overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
The Golden Knights had to take at least nine defencemen, but ended up choosing 13 and added another two through trades.
The Golden Knights may have landed their goaltender of the future in 25-year-old Jean-Francois Berube from the New York Islanders. Smith is signed for five seasons, but he's still just 26 and has scored at least 20 goals in two of four full National Hockey League seasons. From the Blue Jackets, the Knights received the 24th pick in 2017 and a second-rounder in 2019.
Vegas shouldn't start blocking off the Strip for the parade just yet, but Sin City's new team is holding a remarkable hand after general manager George McPhee's 37-player haul from the expansion draft and several subsequent trades.
Not by a long shot.
Fleury has admitted it will be hard to say goodbye to Pittsburgh. "It'll be tough, but I know what's coming... and I'm glad people will remember me as a good person, not just a goalie, and I think that's important for me, too", Fleury said.
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Nobody got more attention than the 32-year-old Fleury, who lost his starting job during last season's playoff run with the back-to-back champion Penguins. 6-13-15 with two from Winnipeg and the New York Islanders. I think there's been a calmness about the way we have gone through everything, because we were ready for everything. It's enough time for him to shape the roster using more than what he could get in the draft (or as a result of players chosen in the draft).
This is where McPhee spared no expense, even as he picked up assets for not taking Minnesota's Matt Dumba or Marco Scandella, Anaheim's Sami Vatanen or Josh Manson, Tampa Bay's Slater Koekkoek or Jake Dotchin or the Islanders' Calvin de Haan or Thomas Hickey.
Forwards Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier, Casey Mittelstadt and Cody Glass and defensemen Cale Makar and Miro Heiskanen are among the most coveted prospects.
The Golden Knights added a pair of physical defensemen in Marc Methot of the Ottawa Senators and Alexei Emelin from the Montreal Canadiens along with Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller, who has registered a slap shot measured at 105 miles per hour.
With the obvious caveat that the roster is going to change between now and opening night-and the subcaveat that it'll be the decent players who are most likely to be traded, making the roster even weaker-that is a bad, bad team.
"It's going to be a pretty good team", McPhee says. It remains to be seen what happens with Washington's Nate Schmidt, Ottawa's Marc Methot, Chicago's Trevor van Riemsdyk and San Jose's David Schlemko, any of whom could be traded as soon as Thursday. "For him to come here, for him to be that guy, it's great". It was also a bonus that the Golden Knights had three picks in the top-15.
Glass is expected to return to Portland for his 18-year-old season.
Nashville forward James Neal, who has scored at least 20 goals in all nine of his National Hockey League seasons, including 40 in 2011-12, highlighted the next eight selections, which also included 35-year-old Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland, a Las Vegas resident and former member of the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL.
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