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Golden Knights Make Two Transactions

In separate trades, the team acquired two draft picks in exchange for defensemen Trevor Van Riemsdyk and David Schlemko

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com
VEGAS (June 22, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, June 22, that the team has acquired Pittsburgh's second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Trevor van Riemsdyk and the Golden Knights seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
In a separate transaction, the team has acquired Montreal's fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in exchange for David Schlemko.
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NHL Announces Golden Knights 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule

The Golden Knights play the first game in team history at the Dallas Stars on October 6.

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VEGAS (June 22, 2017) - The National Hockey League announced today, June 22, the Golden Knights 2017-18 regular season schedule. The full schedule can be found below (all times are local to where the games are being played). Regional and national broadcast information will be released at a later date.

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Vegas Golden Knights Expansion Draft Transactions

Get to know all of the players selected by the Golden Knights

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (June 21, 2017) - The Vegas Golden Knights made their 2017 NHL Expansion Draft selections on Wednesday, June 21. The announcements were made by Chairman and CEO Bill Foley and General Manager George McPhee. Below is a list of the players and transaction information. 

Asterisks* indicate an additional transaction has been made with the club. Those transactions can be found at the end of the release.

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Expansion Draft: Follow Along As We Select Our Team

The NHL Awards and Expansion Draft are now underway at T-Mobile Arena

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

A year after Las Vegas was awarded the NHL's 31st franchise, the Golden Knights are in the process of selecting their roster tonight.

There are 30 teams besides the Golden Knights. Vegas gets one player from each.

Below we've got you covered with all the breaking news as the Golden Knights select their inaugural team.

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Inside How The Golden Knights Prepared For Tonight's Expansion Draft

George McPhee approached the Expansion Draft with a very specific strategy

by Gary Lawless @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The NHL issued a three-page document with bylaws to the Expansion Draft but it was a rule instituted by Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee which had dramatic and surprising impact.

McPhee and assistant GM Kelly McCrimmon believed from the onset of their expansion quest that the other 30 NHL teams could prevent Vegas from achieving its goals by trading amongst themselves.

A "massive redistribution of talent," was how McPhee described the wrinkle he worried most about when making his plans. The Golden Knights hockey operations staff decided they needed to get in front of such a possibility. To clog the market and make sure they controlled the process.

They got on the phone early and let GMs around the NHL know they were open to deals.

The caveat, however, was once a team had agreed to a deal, Vegas told them they couldn't make other trades which would affect the expansion draft.

McPhee and McCrimmon worked to close their deals and once an agreement was set - they informed their trade partner of the condition attached to the agreement.

Deal with Vegas and no one else was the arrangement. And it took hold and deflated the market.

It was a stroke of genius by McPhee and McCrimmon.

Vegas took the offensive and clogged up trade traffic. 

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When, Where And How To Buy A Golden Knights Jersey

A list of options on how to be one of the first people to own a Golden Knights jersey

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

On Tuesday, June 20, the NHL and Adidas helped debut the first-ever Golden Knights jerseys.

Grey at home, white on the road. Some well-placed black, and even a spackling of red.

Now that the team's uniforms have debuted, we've already begun fielding questions about when, where and how to purchase them.

Below are some guidelines on the best way to get your own Vegas Golden Knights jersey.

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Homework Done For Golden Knights, All That's Left Is To Get A Team

11 months of preparation will culminate for George McPhee's staff at the Expansion Draft on Wednesday

by Cutler Klein @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The homework has been done.

The pencils have been sharpened.

And now, all Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee has to do is put pencil to paper and make his 30 Expansion Draft selections official.

That may sound daunting, but according to McPhee, he's more than ready.

"It's kind of like going in for a final exam and knowing you know it," he said Tuesday of making his picks. "There haven't been that many surprises."

That preparation has made this week smooth for Vegas' hockey operations staff. In the buildup to June, McPhee and his team ran countless mock drafts, scouted hundreds of players, and made sure that when the lists came out on Sunday, they were ready to go.

He also got plenty of advice from former expansion team general managers, like former Minnesota Wild general manager Doug Risebrough. Although, McPhee seemed to be ahead of the curve when it comes to what Risebrough told him.

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Golden Knights Select MeiGray To Market Game-Worn Jerseys

MeiGray has been named the "Exclusive Game-Worn Source of the Golden Knights."

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (June 21, 2017) - The Vegas Golden Knights and MeiGray Group have entered into a multi-year partnership to have MeiGray authenticate and market the Knights' complete collection of game-worn jerseys and game-used equipment, Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today.

MeiGray has been named the "Exclusive Game-Worn Source of the Golden Knights."

 "Thanks to this partnership, hockey fans will have the opportunity to acquire some incredibly unique items, including the first ever game-worn jerseys in our team's history," said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. "Our jerseys - especially those in our inaugural season - will sure to be cherished memorabilia for not just Golden Knights fans, but hockey fans all around the world."

 "We're thrilled to be a Golden Knights partner from Day One," said MGG President Barry Meisel. "It's unprecedented for an NHL franchise to have the foresight to authenticate its coveted game-worn jerseys before even one game-worn jersey exists. We intend to preserve the Knights' history from that first step on NHL ice. Collectors deserve it."

 Every game-worn jersey worn by the Golden Knights will contain a serial-numbered, counterfeit-proof security tag inside the jersey to insure authenticity. An original VGK-MGG Program letter of authenticity will also be issued for every item authenticated. Throughout the Golden Knights' Inaugural Season, beginning with the Inaugural Game, the VGK-MGG Program will identify and archive the most historic relics of the franchise's most historic opening milestones.

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Raiders Send Golden Knights Letter Ahead Of Expansion Draft

Las Vegas' soon-to-be NFL club had a message for the city's NHL team on its important day

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday night, the Golden Knights received a letter from the city's soon-to-be NFL team, the Raiders.

The note read as follows:

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Golden Knights To Play Arizona Coyotes In Home Opener On October 10

The rest of the team's schedule will be announced on June 22

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (June 21, 2017) - The National Hockey League announced today, June 21, that the Golden Knights 2017-18 home opener will be played at 7 p.m. PT on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 against the Arizona Coyotes at T-Mobile Arena. This game will mark the first NHL regular season home game in Golden Knights history.

The full 2017-18 schedule will be released by the NHL Thursday, June 22 at approximately 12:05 p.m. PT.

 

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