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Cody Glass picked No. 6 overall in NHL draft, Portland Winterhawks have 4 players selected

Cody Glass picked No. 6 overall in NHL draft, Portland Winterhawks have 4 players selected

It's an end of an era in Pittsburgh, as Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is now a member of the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

The Vegas Golden Knights finally have some players to put on the desert ice this fall.

However this roster shakes out come the opening game of their inaugural season on October 6 against the Stars in Dallas - and then the first home-opener at T-Mobile Arena on October 10 against the Coyotes - it's clear his team has a good chance to have a better first season than any expansion team in history.

Vegas, which selected 30 players in its expansion draft Wednesday night, has three picks in each of the first two rounds.

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Grubauer, 25, played for the Bulls from 2008-10 and finished his OHL career in Windsor - where he won a Memorial Cup - and Kingston.

Hischier went No. 1 overall to New Jersey on Friday night, and Patrick was the No. 2 pick by Philadelphia despite being hampered by a groin injury last season. I didn't expect that. "I'll give it everything I've got to win some games and try to get into the community to meet people and spread the word about the Golden Knights".

After meeting with the Board of Governors earlier in the day, Foley said he was already "very proud" of the roster assembled by McPhee. The Vancouver Canucks lost defenceman Luca Sbisa to the Knights in the draft.

The Golden Knights announced two more trades Thursday, running their total to 13 selections for this years draft.

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Hodgkinson , was shot by police and later died of his wounds. "Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress". The bullet traveled across his pelvis - fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding.

Glass is expected to return to Portland for his 18-year-old season. Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion tried to make a deal with the Knights so they would lay off Methot, but he was unwilling to part with his first-round pick in 2018.

McPhee added prized Minnesota Wild prospect Alex Tuch by agreeing to take restricted free agent Erik Haula instead of selecting defensemen Matt Dumba or Marco Scandella or forward Eric Staal.

The Golden Knights will move to the third slot to pick in Rounds 2-7.

The first night of the season also includes the Calgary Flames at the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Winnipeg Jets, a matchup of the top two picks in the 2016 draft, Auston Matthews against Patrik Laine. Nick Suzuki was selected with the 13th pick, and Vegas took Erik Brannstrom with the No. 15 pick to close out a busy first 15 picks for the Golden Knights. Defenseman Cal Foote from Kelowna went 14th to Tampa Bay. It also shipped defenseman David Schlemko to Montreal for a fifth-round pick in 2019.

Here's the thing that maybe wasn't clear from the beginning: Not only were the Vegas Golden Knights getting to poach one player off every roster, they were also getting compensation (mostly draft picks) from the other 30 clubs in order to direct who they chose. But only Glass, who joins David Legwand (Nashville) and Rotislav Klesla (Columbus) and a limited group of others as the first picks of an expansion team, will have the distinction of being a trivia question.

The first three picks, at least, seem to be trending in the right direction for general manager George McPhee and his scouts. Engelland, who signed a one-year deal with Vegas, has made his off-season home there ever since. Defensemen are a hot commodity, so McPhee might be able to flip a few for forwards and still has over $20 million in cap space.

Florida Panthers: Florida made some questionable decisions when it opted to protect eight skaters and a goaltender rather than seven forwards, three defenvemen and a goaltender.

Several teams had good nights in Chicago - the St. Louis Blues (Robert Thomas and Klim Kostin) and Dallas Stars (Miro Heiskanen and Jake Oettinger) come to mind - but no franchise did better than Vegas.

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