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Vegas Golden Knights History at the Draft

VGK has brought in top prospects each year

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

As the Vegas Golden Knights prepare to select a new crop of prospects at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver from June 21-22, the team's draft picks from the past two drafts have taken steps closer to playing in the NHL.

Vegas has made 20 picks in franchise history which started with 12 picks at the 2017 draft in Chicago. The team added eight prospects at the 2018 draft in Dallas. Golden Knights prospects played all around the world in 2018-19 for club teams and in international tournaments.

Below are all of Vegas' draft picks since 2017 by round with their 2018-19 team/status.

1st round picks
2017: Cody Glass, 6th overall, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)/Chicago Wolves (AHL)
2017: Nick Suzuki, 13th overall, Traded to Montreal Canadiens in Max Pacioretty trade
2017: Erik Brannstrom, 15th overall, Traded to Ottawa Senators in Mark Stone trade

2nd round picks
2017: Nic Hague, 34th overall, Chicago Wolves (AHL)
2017: Jake Leschyshyn, 62nd overall, Regina Pats (WHL)/Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)/Chicago Wolves (AHL)
2018: Ivan Morozov, 61st overall, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)

3rd round picks
2017: Jonas Rondbjerg, 65th overall, Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL)

4th round picks
2017: Maxim Zhukov, 96th overall, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)/Barrie Colts (OHL)
2018: Slava Demin, 99th overall, University of Denver (NCHC)
2018: Paul Cotter, 115th overall, Western Michigan University (NCHC)/London Knights (OHL)

5th round picks
2017: Lucas Elvenes, 127th overall, Rogle BK (SHL)
2017: Jack Dugan, 142nd overall, Providence College (Hockey East)
2018: Brandon Kruse, 135th overall, Bowling Green State University (WCHA)
2018: Connor Corcoran, 154th overall, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

6th round picks
2017: Nick Campoli, 158th overall, Clarkson University (ECAC)
2017: Jiri Patera, 161st overall, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
2018: Peter Diliberatore, 180th overall, Quinnipiac University (ECAC)
2018: Xavier Bouchard, 185th overall, Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

7th round picks
2017: Ben Jones, 189th overall, Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL)
2018: Jordan Kooy, 208th overall, London Knights (OHL)

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