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2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights · NHL
Western Conference Champions
Pacific Division Champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 3rd Western
2017–18 record 51–24–7
Home record 29–10–2
Road record 22–14–5
Goals for 272
Goals against 228
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Gerard Gallant
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Deryk Engelland
James Neal
David Perron
Luca Sbisa
Reilly Smith
Arena T-Mobile Arena
Average attendance 17,892 (103.0%)[1]
Team leaders
Goals William Karlsson (43)
Assists David Perron (50)
Points William Karlsson (78)
Penalties in minutes Colin Miller (53)
Wins Marc-Andre Fleury (29)
Goals against average Oscar Dansk (1.78)

The 2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights season was the inaugural season for the Vegas Golden Knights. They played their home games at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.

The Golden Knights enjoyed the strongest debut season for an expansion team in North American professional sports history. On February 1, 2018, they broke the record for most wins by an expansion team in their first season when they earned their 34th win of the season.[2] On February 21, they broke the record for most points by an expansion team in their inaugural season when they got their 84th point of the season.[3] Then on March 26, they became the first team to make the playoffs in their inaugural season in the league since the Edmonton Oilers and Hartford Whalers in the 1979–80 season.[4] Following that achievement, on March 31, 2018, with a 3–2 victory over the San Jose Sharks, the Knights became the first modern-era expansion team from any of the four major sports and the first NHL team since the 1926–27 New York Rangers to win their division in their inaugural season (excluding the 1967–68 Philadelphia Flyers, as all teams in the West Division that year were expansion teams).[5] The Golden Knights finished the regular season with a .665 points percentage; prior to 2018 the only examples of first year expansion teams joining any of the North American major professional sports leagues after their respective league's first decade and finishing with a winning/points percentage of .500 or better were teams that had joined from another league.

Earning a playoff berth in their first season, the Golden Knights eliminated the Los Angeles Kings in four straight games during the First Round, becoming the first team in NHL history to sweep their first playoff series in their inaugural season.[6] They later defeated the San Jose Sharks in the Second Round in six games and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.[7] There they defeated the Winnipeg Jets in five games to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season where they faced the Washington Capitals,[8] and lost in five games.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

A preliminary preseason schedule was announced in January 2017.[9] The draft schedule was released in April 2017,[10] while the final schedule was released in June 2017.[11][12]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 22, 2017.[13]

2017–18 game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Updated as of June 9, 2018[14]

SkatersEdit

Regular season[14]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Karlsson, WilliamWilliam Karlsson 82 43 35 78 49 12
Marchessault, JonathanJonathan Marchessault 77 27 48 75 36 40
Perron, DavidDavid Perron 70 16 50 66 1 50
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 67 22 38 60 31 24
Haula, ErikErik Haula 76 29 26 55 –16 37
Neal, JamesJames Neal 71 25 19 44 –11 24
Miller, ColinColin Miller 82 10 31 41 –4 53
Tuch, AlexAlex Tuch 78 15 22 37 3 27
Schmidt, NateNate Schmidt 76 5 31 36 19 16
Theodore, SheaShea Theodore 61 6 23 29 5 14
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin 80 11 16 27 –6 22
Engelland, DerykDeryk Engelland 79 5 18 23 6 24
Hunt, BradBrad Hunt 45 3 15 18 –5 6
Bellemare, Pierre-EdouardPierre-Edouard Bellemare 72 6 10 16 5 14
Nosek, TomasTomas Nosek 67 7 8 15 6 14
McNabb, BraydenBrayden McNabb 76 5 10 15 26 52
Carpenter, RyanRyan Carpenter

|| 36 || 9 || 5 || 14 || 0 || 9

Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa 30 2 12 14 8 15
Leipsic, BrendanBrendan Leipsic

|| 44 || 2 || 11 || 13 || –1 || 4

Lindberg, OscarOscar Lindberg 63 9 2 11 –11 14
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar

|| 20 || 4 || 2 || 6 || –11 || 10

Pirri, BrandonBrandon Pirri 2 3 0 3 3 0
Carrier, WilliamWilliam Carrier 37 1 2 3 –3 19
Hyka, TomasTomas Hyka 10 1 2 3 2 0
Merrill, JonJon Merrill 34 1 2 3 7 22
Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves

|| 21 || 0 || 2 || 2 || 2 || 10

Shipachyov, VadimVadim Shipachyov 3 1 0 1 3 2
Garrison, JasonJason Garrison 8 0 1 1 –2 4
Matteau, StefanStefan Matteau 8 0 1 1 0 0
Whitecloud, ZachZach Whitecloud 1 0 0 0 3 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 20 5 17 22 5 10
Marchessault, JonathanJonathan Marchessault 20 8 13 21 8 10
Karlsson, WilliamWilliam Karlsson 20 7 8 15 8 2
Neal, JamesJames Neal 20 6 5 11 0 12
Tuch, AlexAlex Tuch 20 6 4 10 0 12
Theodore, SheaShea Theodore 20 3 7 10 2 8
Haula, ErikErik Haula 20 3 6 9 –3 27
Perron, DavidDavid Perron 15 1 8 9 1 10
Schmidt, NateNate Schmidt 20 3 4 7 7 4
Miller, ColinColin Miller 20 3 4 7 5 14
Nosek, TomasTomas Nosek 17 4 2 6 5 8
McNabb, BraydenBrayden McNabb 20 2 3 5 2 20
Carpenter, RyanRyan Carpenter 17 0 5 5 5 6
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin 20 3 1 4 3 4
Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa 12 0 4 4 5 8
Bellemare, Pierre-EdouardPierre-Edouard Bellemare 20 0 3 3 6 14
Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves 10 2 0 2 4 18
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar 8 1 1 2 1 2
Engelland, DerykDeryk Engelland 20 0 2 2 2 26
Lindberg, OscarOscar Lindberg 3 0 1 1 1 2
Carrier, WilliamWilliam Carrier 10 0 0 0 –1 8
Merrill, JonJon Merrill 8 0 0 0 2 10

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[14]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 46 46 2,673:24 29 13 4 100 2.24 1376 .927 4 0 1 6
Subban, MalcolmMalcolm Subban 22 19 1,230:11 13 4 2 55 2.68 614 .910 0 0 0 2
Lagace, MaximeMaxime Lagace 16 14 873:31 6 7 1 57 3.92 430 .867 0 0 0 0
Dansk, OscarOscar Dansk 4 3 168:36 3 0 0 5 1.78 93 .946 1 0 0 0
Ferguson, DylanDylan Ferguson 1 0 9:14 0 0 0 1 6.50 2 .500 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 20 20 1,258:35 13 7 47 2.24 641 .927 4 0 1 4

Awards and honoursEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Tuch, AlexAlex Tuch 1st career goal
1st career assist
1st career point
October 15, 2017
Subban, MalcolmMalcolm Subban 1st career win October 15, 2017
Shipachyov, VadimVadim Shipachyov 1st career game
1st career goal
1st career point
October 15, 2017
Dansk, OscarOscar Dansk 1st career game
1st career win
October 21, 2017
Nosek, TomasTomas Nosek 1st career assist October 24, 2017
Oscar Dansk 1st career shutout October 27, 2017
Lagace, MaximeMaxime Lagace 1st career game October 30, 2017
Maxime Lagace 1st career win November 4, 2017
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 200th career point November 10, 2017
Karlsson, WilliamWilliam Karlsson 200th career game November 14, 2017
Ferguson, DylanDylan Ferguson 1st career game November 14, 2017
Haula, ErikErik Haula 100th career point November 16, 2017
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin 400th career game November 24, 2017
Perron, DavidDavid Perron 400th career point December 9, 2017
Engelland, DerykDeryk Engelland 500th career game December 17, 2017
Marchessault, JonathanJonathan Marchessault 100th career point December 19, 2017
Cody Eakin 100th career assist December 23, 2017
Reilly Smith 400th career game December 27, 2017
Erik Haula 300th career game January 2, 2018
Deryk Engelland 100th career point January 18, 2018
David Perron 700th career game February 8, 2018
William Karlsson 100th career point February 15, 2018
Hyka, TomasTomas Hyka 1st career game February 19, 2018
Tomas Hyka 1st career goal
1st career point
February 23, 2018
Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa 100th career point February 26, 2018
Tomas Hyka 1st career assist March 4, 2018
Theodore, SheaShea Theodore 100th career game March 12, 2018
Bellemare, Pierre-EdouardPierre-Edouard Bellemare 300th career game March 20, 2018
Jonathan Marchessault 200th career game March 31, 2018
Neal, JamesJames Neal 700th career game March 31, 2018
Pirri, BrandonBrandon Pirri 100th career point April 3, 2018
Whitecloud, ZachZach Whitecloud 1st career game April 5, 2018
McNabb, BraydenBrayden McNabb 300th career game April 12, 2018
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 400th career win April 15, 2018

Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Carpenter, RyanRyan Carpenter 1st career playoff game April 11, 2018
William Carrier 1st career playoff game April 11, 2018
Jon Merrill 1st career playoff game April 11, 2018
Alex Tuch 1st career playoff game April 11, 2018
Tomas Nosek 1st career playoff game
1st career playoff assist
1st career playoff point
April 11, 2018
Alex Tuch 1st career playoff goal
1st career playoff point
April 13, 2018
Ryan Carpenter 1st career playoff assist
1st career playoff point
April 15, 2018
Alex Tuch 1st career playoff assist April 15, 2018
Brayden McNabb 1st career playoff goal
1st career playoff point
April 17, 2018
Brayden McNabb 1st career playoff assist April 26, 2018
Jonathan Marchessault 1st career playoff goal April 26, 2018

TransactionsEdit

The Golden Knights have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Florida Panthers
4th-round pick in 2018
To Vegas Golden Knights
Reilly Smith
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Buffalo Sabres
Expansion Draft considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
6th-round pick in 2017
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Carolina Hurricanes
Expansion Draft considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
BOS's 5th-round pick in 2017
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Tampa Bay Lightning
Expansion Draft considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
Nikita Gusev
2nd-round pick in 2017
PIT's 4th-round pick in 2018
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To New York Islanders
Expansion Draft considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
Mikhail Grabovski
Jake Bischoff
1st-round pick in 2017
2nd-round pick in 2019
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Anaheim Ducks
Expansion Draft considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
Shea Theodore
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Expansion Draft considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
David Clarkson
1st-round pick in 2017
2nd-round pick in 2019
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Winnipeg Jets
CBJ's 1st-round pick in 2017
Expansion Draft considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
1st-round pick in 2017
3rd-round pick in 2019
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Minnesota Wild
3rd-round pick in 2017 or 2018
To Vegas Golden Knights
Alex Tuch
[15]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Expansion Draft considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
2nd-round pick in 2020
[15]
June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) To Carolina Hurricanes
Trevor van Riemsdyk
7th-round pick in 2018
To Vegas Golden Knights
PIT's 2nd-round pick in 2017
[16]
June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) To Montreal Canadiens
David Schlemko
To Vegas Golden Knights
5th-round pick in 2019
[17]
June 24, 2017 (2017-06-24) To Columbus Blue Jackets
TBL's 2nd-round pick in 2017
To Vegas Golden Knights
Keegan Kolesar
[18]
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) To Dallas Stars
Marc Methot
To Vegas Golden Knights
Dylan Ferguson
2nd-round pick in 2020
[19]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) To Nashville Predators
Alexei Emelin
To Vegas Golden Knights
3rd-round pick in 2019
[20]
July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02) To Chicago Blackhawks
Future considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
Marcus Kruger
[21]
July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04) To Carolina Hurricanes
Marcus Kruger
To Vegas Golden Knights
5th-round pick in 2018
[22]
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Calvin Pickard
To Vegas Golden Knights
Tobias Lindberg
6th-round pick in 2018
[23]
February 5, 2018 (2018-02-05) To Los Angeles Kings
Future considerations
To Vegas Golden Knights
Zachary Leslie
[24]
February 23, 2018 (2018-02-23) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Tobias Lindberg
To Vegas Golden Knights
Ryan Reaves
VAN's 4th-round pick in 2018
[25]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Vancouver Canucks
Brendan Leipsic
To Vegas Golden Knights
Philip Holm
[26]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Detroit Red Wings
1st-round pick in 2018
NYI's 2nd-round pick in 2019
3rd-round pick in 2021
To Vegas Golden Knights
Tomas Tatar
[27]

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
March 6, 2017 (2017-03-06) Reid Duke Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 3-year, $2.775 million [28]
May 4, 2017 (2017-05-04) Vadim Shipachyov SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) 2-year, $9 million [29]
June 1, 2017 (2017-06-01) Tomas Hyka BK Mladá Boleslav (ELH) 1-year, $710,000 entry-level contract [30]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Chris Casto Boston Bruins 1-year, $650,000 [31]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Brad Hunt Nashville Predators 2-year, $1.3 million [31]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Maxime Lagace Dallas Stars 1-year, $650,000 [31]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Stefan Matteau Montreal Canadiens 1-year, $650,000 [31]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Paul Thompson Florida Panthers 1-year, $650,000 [31]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) T. J. Tynan Columbus Blue Jackets 2-year, $1.3 million [31]
July 3, 2017 (2017-07-03) Oscar Dansk Columbus Blue Jackets 1-year, $650,000 [32]
September 20, 2017 (2017-09-20) Dylan Coghlan Tri-City Americans (WHL) 3-year, $2.195 million entry-level contract [33]
October 4, 2017 (2017-10-04) Brandon Pirri New York Rangers 1-year, $650,000 [34]
March 8, 2018 (2018-03-08) Zach Whitecloud Bemidji State University (NCAA) 3-year, $4.475 million entry-level contract [35]
June 1, 2018 (2018-06-01) Gage Quinney Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) 2-year, $1.43 million entry-level contract [36]
June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12) Brooks Macek EHC Red Bull München (DEL) 1-year, $650,000 [37]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Jean-Francois Berube Chicago Blackhawks 2-year, $1.5 million [38]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Connor Brickley Florida Panthers 1-year, $750,000 [39]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Chris Thorburn St. Louis Blues 2-year, $1.8 million [40]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref
Malcolm Subban Boston Bruins October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) [41]
Ryan Carpenter San Jose Sharks December 13, 2017 (2017-12-13) [42]

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via Ref

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref
November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09) Vadim Shipachyov [43]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) Deryk Engelland 1-year, $1 million [44]
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) Erik Haula 3-year, $8.25 million [45]
July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04) Oscar Lindberg 2-year, $3.4 million [46]
July 6, 2017 (2017-07-06) Teemu Pulkkinen 1-year, $700,000 [47]
July 15, 2017 (2017-07-15) Erik Brannstrom 3-year, $4.125 million entry-level contract [48]
July 15, 2017 (2017-07-15) Cody Glass 3-year, $5.325 million entry-level contract [48]
July 15, 2017 (2017-07-15) Brendan Leipsic 2-year, $1.3 million [49]
July 15, 2017 (2017-07-15) Griffin Reinhart 2-year, $1.6 million [49]
July 15, 2017 (2017-07-15) Nick Suzuki 3-year, $4.6265 million entry-level contract [48]
August 5, 2017 (2017-08-05) Nate Schmidt 2-year, $4.45 million [50]
September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28) Dylan Ferguson 3-year, $2.15 million entry-level contract [51]
September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29) Nicolas Hague 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [52]
November 29, 2017 (2017-11-29) Brayden McNabb 4-year, $10 million contract extension [53]
January 3, 2018 (2018-01-03) Jonathan Marchessault 6-year, $30 million contract extension [54]
January 15, 2018 (2018-01-15) Deryk Engelland 1-year, $1.5 million contract extension [55]
January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16) Jon Merrill 2-year, $2.75 million contract extension [56]
May 31, 2018 (2018-05-31) Tomas Hyka 1-year, $650,000 contract extension [57]
May 31, 2018 (2018-05-31) Zachary Leslie 1-year, $675,000 contract extension [57]
June 1, 2018 (2018-06-01) Ben Jones 3-year, $2.245 million entry-level contract [36]
June 1, 2018 (2018-06-01) Jake Leschyshyn 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [36]
June 11, 2018 (2018-06-11) Stefan Matteau 1-year, $650,000 contract extension [58]
June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15) Lucas Elvenes 3-year, entry-level contract [59]

Draft picksEdit

Expansion draftEdit

The team filled its initial roster by selecting players in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21, 2017. They were required to select or sign one player, who was not protected, from each existing team. In return for not selecting certain unprotected players, Vegas made several deals to grant concessions with some teams.

# Player Drafted from Notes
1. Calvin Pickard (G) Colorado Avalanche Traded to Toronto on October 6, 2017.
2. Luca Sbisa (D) Vancouver Canucks
3. Teemu Pulkkinen (LW) Arizona Coyotes
4. Jon Merrill (D) New Jersey Devils
5. William Carrier (LW) Buffalo Sabres Sabres traded their sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Vegas selecting Carrier instead of Linus Ullmark.[60]
6. Cody Eakin (C) Dallas Stars
7. Tomas Nosek (LW) Detroit Red Wings
8. Jonathan Marchessault (C) Florida Panthers Panthers traded Reilly Smith in exchange for Vegas selecting Marchessault and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.[61]
9. Brayden McNabb (D) Los Angeles Kings
10. Connor Brickley (C) Carolina Hurricanes Hurricanes traded Boston's fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft (previously acquired) in exchange for Vegas selecting Brickley.[62] Brickley was a pending unrestricted free agent and signed with the Panthers on July 1.
11. Chris Thorburn (RW) Winnipeg Jets Jets traded their first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Vegas selecting Thorburn and Columbus' first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft (previously acquired).[63] Thorburn was a pending unrestricted free agent and signed with the Blues on July 1.
12. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (RW) Philadelphia Flyers
13. Jason Garrison (D) Tampa Bay Lightning Lightning traded their second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Pittsburgh's fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft (previously acquired) and Nikita Gusev in exchange for Vegas selecting Garrison.[64]
14. Jean-Francois Berube (G) New York Islanders Islanders traded their first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Mikhail Grabovski and Jake Bischoff in exchange for Vegas selecting Berube.[65] Berube was a pending unrestricted free agent and would sign with the Blackhawks on July 1.
15. James Neal (LW) Nashville Predators
16. Deryk Engelland (D) Calgary Flames Engelland was a pending unrestricted free agent. As a Las Vegas resident, he signed a one-year deal before free agency.
17. Brendan Leipsic (LW) Toronto Maple Leafs
18. Colin Miller (D) Boston Bruins
19. Marc Methot (D) Ottawa Senators Traded to Dallas on June 26, 2017.
20. David Schlemko (D) San Jose Sharks Traded to Montreal on June 22, 2017.[66]
21. David Perron (LW) St. Louis Blues
22. Oscar Lindberg (C) New York Rangers
23. Griffin Reinhart (D) Edmonton Oilers
24. Alexei Emelin (D) Montreal Canadiens Traded to Nashville on July 1, 2017.
25. Clayton Stoner (D) Anaheim Ducks Ducks traded Shea Theodore in exchange for Vegas selecting Stoner.[67]
26. Erik Haula (C) Minnesota Wild Wild traded Alex Tuch in exchange for Vegas selecting Haula and a conditional third-round pick in the 2017 or 2018 NHL Entry Draft.[68]
27. William Karlsson (C) Columbus Blue Jackets Blue Jackets traded their first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and David Clarkson in exchange for Vegas selecting Karlsson.[69]
28. Trevor van Riemsdyk (D) Chicago Blackhawks Traded to Carolina on June 22, 2017.[70]
29. Marc-Andre Fleury (G) Pittsburgh Penguins Penguins traded their second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Vegas selecting Fleury.[71]
30. Nate Schmidt (D) Washington Capitals

Entry draftEdit

See also: List of Vegas Golden Knights draft picks

Before the draft lottery, the Golden Knights were given the same odds as the team with the third worst point total from the 2016–17 season, which meant that they would not draft any lower than sixth overall and would draft third in each subsequent round.[72] On April 30, 2017, the Golden Knights received a sixth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft during the draft lottery.[73]

Below are the Vegas Golden Knights' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 6 Cody Glass C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
1 131 Nick Suzuki C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
1 152 Erik Brannstrom D Flag of Sweden.png Sweden HV71 (SHL)
2 34 Nicolas Hague D Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
2 623 Jake Leschyshyn C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
3 65 Jonas Rondbjerg RW Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Växjö Lakers (J20 SuperElit)
4 96 Maxim Zhukov G Flag of Russia.png Russia Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
5 127 Lucas Elvenes C Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Rögle BK (J20 SuperElit)
5 1424 Jonathan Dugan LW Flag of the United States.png United States Northwood School (USHS)
6 158 Nick Campoli C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada North York Rangers (OJHL)
6 1615 Jiri Patera G Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Motor České Budějovice (Czech 1.liga)
7 189 Ben Jones C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Niagara IceDogs (OHL)

Notes:

  1. The Winnipeg Jets' first-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on June 21, 2017, that sent Columbus' first-round pick in 2017 to Winnipeg in exchange for Vegas selecting Chris Thorburn in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from Winnipeg, a third-round pick in 2019 and this pick.[74]
  2. The New York Islanders' first-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on June 21, 2017, that ensured that Vegas selected Jean-Francois Berube in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from the Islanders in exchange for Mikhail Grabovski, Jake Bischoff, a second-round pick in 2019 and this pick.[75]
  3. The Pittsburgh Penguins' second-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on June 22, 2017, that sent Trevor van Riemsdyk and a seventh-round pick in 2018 to Carolina in exchange for this pick.[76]
  4. The Boston Bruins' fifth-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on June 21, 2017, that ensured that Vegas selected Connor Brickley in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from Carolina in exchange for this pick.[77]
  5. The Buffalo Sabres' sixth-round pick went to the Vegas Golden Knights as the result of a trade on June 21, 2017, that ensured that Vegas selected William Carrier in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from Buffalo in exchange for this pick.[78]

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  20. Alexei Emelin traded to Predators by Golden Knights. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  21. Marcus Kruger traded to Golden Knights by Blackhawks. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  22. Marcus Kruger traded to Hurricanes by Golden Knights. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2017.
  23. Maple Leafs Acquire Pickard from Vegas. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 7, 2017.
  24. Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Zachary Leslie From Los Angeles Kings (February 5, 2018). Retrieved on February 6, 2018.
  25. Penguins Acquire Derick Brassard in Three-Team Trade with OTT and VGK. Pittsburgh Penguins (February 23, 2018). Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  26. Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Philip Holm From Vancouver Canucks (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  27. Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Tomas Tatar From The Detroit Red Wings (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  28. Golden Knights Sign Reid Duke To Entry-Level Contract. Vegas Golden Knights (March 6, 2017). Retrieved on May 8, 2017.
  29. Golden Knights Sign Center Vadim Shipachyov To Two-Year Contract. Vegas Golden Knights (May 4, 2017). Retrieved on May 8, 2017.
  30. Golden Knights sign Czech forward Tomas Hyka. Sportsnet (June 1, 2017). Retrieved on June 1, 2017.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 Golden Knights Sign Six Free Agents; Trade Emelin To Nashville. NHL (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  32. Golden Knights' Oscar Dansk: Signs one-year agreement. CBS Sports (July 3, 2017).
  33. Golden Knights Sign Dylan Coghlan To Three-Year, Entry-Level Deal. NHL (September 20, 2017).
  34. Golden Knights Sign Brandon Pirri To One-Year Contract (October 4, 2017). Retrieved on October 5, 2017.
  35. Golden Knights Sign Free Agent Defenseman Zach Whitecloud (March 8, 2018). Retrieved on March 8, 2018.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Golden Knights Sign Ben Jones, Jake Leschyshyn and Gage Quinney (June 1, 2018). Retrieved on June 3, 2018.
  37. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward Brooks Macek (June 12, 2018). Retrieved on June 12, 2018.
  38. Blackhawks sign goaltender Jean-Francois Berube to two-year deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  39. Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Five Players. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  40. Blues sign 3 players at start of free agency. nhl.com (July 1, 2017).
  41. Golden Knights Announce Several Roster Transactions (October 3, 2017). Retrieved on October 3, 2017.
  42. Ryan Carpenter Claimed Off Waivers From San Jose Sharks (December 13, 2017). Retrieved on December 13, 2017.
  43. Golden Knights, Vadim Shipachyov Reach Mutual Agreement (November 9, 2017). Retrieved on November 10, 2017.
  44. Deryk Engelland playing tour guide for Golden Knights. NHL (June 24, 2017). Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  45. Report: Erik Haula agrees to multi-year deal with Golden Knights. Sportsnet (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  46. Golden Knights sign Oscar Lindberg. Las Vegas Sun (July 4, 2017). Retrieved on July 4, 2017.
  47. Golden Knights Sign Teemu Pulkkinen To One-Year Contract. Vegas Golden Knights (July 6, 2017). Retrieved on July 6, 2017.
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Golden Knights Sign Three First-Round Picks To Entry-Level Contracts. Vegas Golden Knights (July 15, 2017). Retrieved on July 16, 2017.
  49. 49.0 49.1 Vegas Signs Forward Brendan Leipsic and Defenseman Griffin Reinhart. Vegas Golden Knights (July 15, 2017). Retrieved on July 16, 2017.
  50. Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt awarded two-year deal in arbitration. Sportsnet (August 5, 2017). Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  51. Dylan Ferguson Signed To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. Vegas Golden Knights (September 28, 2017). Retrieved on October 1, 2017.
  52. Golden Knights Sign Nicolas Hague To Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract. Vegas Golden Knights (September 29, 2017). Retrieved on October 1, 2017.
  53. Brayden McNabb Signs Four-Year Contract Extension Worth $10 Million (November 29, 2017). Retrieved on November 30, 2017.
  54. Jonathan Marchessault Signs Six-Year Contract Extension Worth $30 million (January 3, 2018). Retrieved on January 4, 2018.
  55. Deryk Engelland Signs One-Year Contract Extension Worth $1.5 Million (January 15, 2018). Retrieved on January 16, 2018.
  56. Jon Merrill Signs Two-Year Contract Extension, AAV $1.375 Million (January 16, 2018). Retrieved on January 16, 2018.
  57. 57.0 57.1 Golden Knights Sign Tomas Hyka And Zac Leslie (May 31, 2018). Retrieved on June 1, 2018.
  58. Vegas Golden Knights Sign Forward Stefan Matteau (June 11, 2018). Retrieved on June 12, 2018.
  59. Golden Knights Sign Forward Lucas Elvenes (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 15, 2018.
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  63. Jets swap first-round picks with Golden Knights (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  64. Defenseman Jason Garrison selected by Vegas Golden Knights (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  65. Vegas acquires Grabovski, first-round pick from Islanders (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  66. Canadiens acquire defenseman David Schlemko from Vegas
  67. Ducks Trade Theodore to Vegas Golden Knights (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  68. Erik Haula, Alex Tuch Head to Vegas in Expansion Draft (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  69. Columbus sends Clarkson, first rounder to Vegas (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  70. TREVOR VAN RIEMSDYK ON THE MOVE HOURS AFTER BEING SELECTED BY VEGAS IN EXPANSION DRAFT. CSN Chicago (June 22, 2017).
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  72. "Las Vegas will be NHL's 31st team; Expansion, entry draft rules", Star Tribune, June 22, 2016. Retrieved on 23 June 2016. 
  73. Golden Knights To Pick Sixth In 2017 NHL Draft (April 30, 2017). Retrieved on May 5, 2017.
  74. Jets swap first-round picks with Golden Knights (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  75. Vegas acquires Grabovski, first-round pick from Islanders (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  76. Trevor van Riemsdyk acquired by Hurricanes from Golden Knights (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 22, 2017.
  77. Vegas Selects Brickley in Expansion Draft (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 22, 2017.
  78. Golden Knights select Carrier in NHL Expansion Draft (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 22, 2017.

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