The Vegas Golden Knights will play their first game Sept. 17, opening the preseason on the road against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.
The Golden Knights on Wednesday announced their seven-game preseason schedule, which includes their first home game against the Los Angeles Kings at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 26.
Rookie camp opens Sept. 7 and training camp begins Sept. 14. Golden Knights owner Bill Foley told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 23 that Vegas' regular-season home opener is scheduled for Oct. 10.
The NHL Expansion Draft will be held June 17-21, with the announcement of the selections to be made at the NHL Awards presented by T-Mobile on June 21 (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN).
The 30 other NHL teams must submit their list of protected players by 5 p.m. ET June 17. Vegas will be given the lists at 10 a.m. on June 18 and will have until 10 a.m. on June 21 to submit its selections. Teams must protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender; or eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goaltender.
Vegas must select one player from each team to fill a roster of at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies, with a minimum of 20 players under contract for the 2017-18 season.
The Golden Knights will be the eighth NHL team in the Pacific Division and the 15th in the Western Conference.