Las Vegas Golden Knights Expansion Draft Roster

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Las Vegas Golden Knights will be filling out their roster through the NHL expansion draft as they become the NHL’s 31st franchise.  Lot of fans and armchair GMs out there making predictions on which players the Golden Knights will select.

We at the Hockey Fanatic thought we would join in the prediction fun with a couple of our own Vegas Golden Knight roster predictions.  it will be interesting to see how many of the 30 players will actually get picked by George McPhee and the management team of the Golden Knights.  These are who we would pick. The third option below is more of a Las Vegas Golden Knights expansion dream team.

Las Vegas Golden Knights Team Roster Forecast

Here are some of our predictions for the roster of the Vegas Golden Knights.  Actual selections will be announced on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

# Player Position Current Team Cap Amount
1 Marc-Andre Fleury Goaltender Pittsburgh Penguins $5.75 M
2 Antti Raanta Goaltender New York Rangers $1 M
3 Calvin Pickard Goaltender Colorado Avalanche $1 M
4 Malcom Subban Goaltender Boston Bruins RFA
5 Philipp Grubauer Goaltender Washington Capitals $600,000
6 Matt Dumba Defense Minnesota Wild $2.55 M
7 Marc Methot Defense Ottawa Senators $4.9 M
8 Brayden McNabb Defense Los Angeles Kings $1.7 M
9 Brenden Dillon Defense San Jose Sharks $3.27 M
10 Trevor van Riemsdyk Defense Chicago Blackhawks $825,000
11 Griffin Reinhart Defense Edmonton Oilers RFA
12 Martin Marincin Defense Toronto Maple Leafs $1.3 M
13 Luca Sbisa Defense Vancouver Canucks $3.6 M
14 Sami Vantanen Defense Anaheim Ducks $4.9 M
15 Xavier Ouellet Defense Detroit Red Wings RFA
16 Troy Brouwer Right-Wing Calgary Flames $4.5 M
17 James Neal Right-Wing Nashville Predators $5 M
18 Josh Bailey Right-Wing New York Islanders $3.3 million
19 Lee Stempniak Right-Wing Carolina Hurricanes $2.5 M
20 Beau Bennett Forward New Jersey Devils RFA
21 Alexander Burmistrov Centre Arizona Coyotes RFA
22 Tomas Plekanec Centre Montreal Canadiens $6 M
23 Marko Dano Centre Winnipeg Jets $850,000
24 Jonathan Marchessault Centre Florida Panthers $750,000
25 Cody Eakin Centre Dallas Stars $3.85 M
26 David Perron Left-Wing St. Louis Blues $3.75 M
27 Michael Raffl Left-Wing Philadelphia Flyers $2.35 M
28 William Carrier Left-Wing Buffalo Sabres $689,000
29 Matt Calvert Left-Wing Columbus Blue Jackets $2.2 M
30 JT Brown Forward Tamp Bay Lightning $1.3M

Here’s a look at another variation of the roster selections:

Vegas Golden Knights Roster Prediction


Variation #3:  Dream Team?

Based on who is available, here is our selections for the Golden Knights expansion dream team:

Vegas Golden Knights Dream Team

Want to pick your own team?  Check out the Draft Simulator over at TSN: