NHL Expansion Draft: Take a look at the Golden Knights roster

Well, the Vegas Golden Knights finally have a team.

With the click of a computer mouse on Wednesday morning, the Golden Knights effectively submitted their picks for the NHL Expansion Draft.

Then the waiting game began, as the NHL’s newest franchise still had to stew for another 10 hours before they could officially present their roster.

That wait ended when the Golden Knights unveiled their Expansion Draft picks, and the players they acquired via trades, during the NHL Awards Show on Wednesday night.

Here is a look at the roster with the caveat that some of these players could be traded when the trade freeze is lifted on Thursday morning:

FORWARDS

Teemu Pulkkinen (Arizona Coyotes)

William Carrier (Buffalo Sabres)

Tomas Nosek (Detroit Red Wings)

Cody Eakin (Dallas Stars)

Jonathan Marchessault (Florida Panthers)

Reilly Smith (via trade, Florida Panthers)

Connor Brickley (Carolina Hurricanes)

Chris Thorburn (Winnipeg Jets)

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (Philadelphia Flyers)

Nikita Gusev (via trade, Tampa Bay Lightning)

Mikhail Grabovski (via trade, New York Islanders)

James Neal (Nashville Predators)

Brendan Leipsic (Toronto Maple Leafs)

David Perron (St. Louis Blues)

Oscar Lindberg (New York Rangers)

Erik Haula (Minnesota Wild)

Alex Tuch (via trade, Minnesota Wild)

William Karlsson (Columbus Blue Jackets)

David Clarkson (via trade, Columbus Blue Jackets).

DEFENSEMAN

Luca Sbisa (Vancouver Canucks)

Jon Merrill (New Jersey Devils)

Brayden McNabb (Los Angeles Kings)

Jason Garrison (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Jake Bischoff (via trade, New York Islanders)

Deryk Engelland (Calgary Flames)

Colin Miller (Boston Bruins)

Marc Methot (Ottawa Senators)

David Schlemko (San Jose Sharks)

Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oilers)

Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens)

Clayton Stoner (Anaheim Ducks)

Shea Theodore (via trade, Anaheim Ducks)

Trevor van Riemsdyk (Chicago Blackhawks)

Nate Schmidt (Washington Capitals).

GOALTENDERS

Calvin Pickard (Colorado Avalanche)

J-F Berube (New York Islanders)

Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Source : http://www.twincities.com/2017/06/21/nhl-expansion-draft-take-a-look-at-the-golden-knights-roster/

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