The Vegas Golden Knights rookies are jetting off to Anaheim to compete in the Anaheim Rookie Faceoff as the 2019-20 season opens. The tournament is part of the team's Rookie Camp presented by NextGen.
WHO'S AT CAMP?
Vegas has 14 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders traveling to Anaheim for the tournament. The full roster can be found here.
Of those 25 players, 12 are Golden Knights draft picks, nine are free agent invitees and four are undrafted players who have signed with Vegas. Cody Glass is the lone first round pick attending for the Golden Knights while Nic Hague, Kaedan Korczak and Jake Leschyshyn are the only second round picks participating for Vegas.
Rookies from the Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks will be in attendance at this year's festivities at Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena in Anaheim. The Golden Knights will only share the ice with Colorado (Sept. 7), Arizona (Sept. 8) and Anaheim (Sept. 10).
Friday, September 6 (City National Arena)
-Vegas Golden Knights rookie practice, 10:15 a.m. PT
Saturday, September 7 (Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena, Anaheim, California)
-Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche, 1 p.m. PT (Rink 4)
Sunday, September 8 (Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena)
-Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes, 3 p.m. PT (Rink 3)
Monday, September 9 (Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena)
-Vegas Golden Knights rookie practice, 10:30 a.m. PT (Rink 4)
Tuesday, September 10 (Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena)
-Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks, 3:00 p.m. PT (Rink 4)
Thursday, September 12 (City National Arena)
-Vegas Golden Knights rookie practice, 3:00 p.m. PT
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR VEGAS
Cody Glass : Glass is expected to be one of the Golden Knights' top forwards at the tournament. He finished second among rookie scorers during the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs with 15 points (7G, 8A) in his first true taste of professional hockey.
Nic Hague: Hague's offensive tendencies will be on display in Anaheim. GM Kelly McCrimmon said he's excited to see how players perform against their peer group and Hague's 6'6" frame makes him an easy bet to stand out.
Dylan Coghlan : Hunger will drive Dylan Coghlan at this year's rookie faceoff. He was held out of a significant chunk of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs due to injury and he will be eager to show that he took steps in the right direction this summer.
Kaedan Korczak: Korczak is Vegas' highest draft pick from the 2019 draft (2nd round, 41st overall) competing in Anaheim with Peyton Krebs still rehabilitating a late 2018-19 injury. Korczak will be expected to show why the Golden Knights traded up for him at the draft.