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Although Toby Enstrom agreed to waive his no-movement clause, allowing him to be exposed in the expansion draft, he didn't want to leave Winnipeg.

"I can confirm that Enstrom has waived his no-move as a favour to the Jets organization. Tobias has played his entire career in the organization and has always been treated with the best respect," his agent, Kalle Boden said. "He has warm feelings for the city and the Jets organization and wanted to help them out in a tricky situation. Enstrom is positive the Jets have a bright future and he wants to be a part of that. Therefore he is 100 per cent clear that he wants to stay." In the end, the Jets worked out a trade with Vegas that involved the Golden Knights claiming Chris Thorburn, so Enstrom is still with the Jets. Enstrom, 32, had a goal and 14 points in 60 contests while averaging 21:54 minutes last season.
Jun 22 - 10:28 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury is upbeat as he moves on from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Fleury waived his no-movement clause so that the Penguins could expose him in the expansion draft and the Golden Knights claimed him. "I'm very excited about it," Fleury said. "It was time. I was fortunate to be there for 14 years. I'm thankful for this opportunity in Vegas, to be a part of this community and organization." He won the Stanley Cup three times with the Penguins, but Matt Murray was clearly the Penguins' number one goaltender at this point. Now Fleury will likely find himself as a team's top netminder again and he'll also be one of the highest profile members of the expansion team.
Jun 22 - 10:00 AM

Scott Laughton might secure a regular role with the Flyers in 2017-18 as their fourth-line center.

Laughton is projected to battle Mike Vecchione for that position. The vacancy is there because the Golden Knights took Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the expansion draft. Laughton spent most of the 2016-17 campaign in the AHL, but he does have 109 contests worth of NHL experience.
Jun 22 - 9:57 AM

Chris Pronger has joined the Florida Panthers' front office.

Pronger's seven-year, $34,550,000 contract expired following the 2016-17 campaign, but unfortunately he hasn't been able to play since 2011 due to concussions. Although his playing career ended sooner than hoped, he still had a spectacular run and now he'll be able to contribute in other ways with Florida. He'll be working with general manager Dale Tallon.
Jun 22 - 9:49 AM

Brayden McNabb is optimistic about the Vegas Golden Knights' chances in their expansion season.

McNabb was Vegas' choice from Los Angeles in the expansion draft. "I think we’re going to be competitive," McNabb said. "There are a lot of good players we selected and some young guys too. We’ve got great goaltending, so it starts there. So it’ll be fun." Vegas' roster is better than your typical expansion team, but it still doesn't look particularly impressive. Vegas might be able to surprise people, but at the end of the day the Golden Knights shouldn't be projected to compete for a playoff spot in their first season.
Jun 22 - 9:40 AM

Although Marcus Kruger wasn't selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, that might still be his destination.

Chicago reportedly might trade Kruger to Vegas in exchange for a defenseman. He doesn't bring much to the table offensively, but he's strong without the puck and when it comes to killing penalties. While parting ways with Kruger would be a tough pill for the Blackhawks to swallow, they could use the $3,083,333 in cap relief that a trade would provide.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 22 - 4:19 AM

The 2017 fifth-round selection that the Vegas Golden Knights got from the Carolina Hurricanes originally belonged to the Boston Bruins.

Carolina gave Vegas the pick to entice the Golden Knights to take Connor Brickley in the expansion draft. The fifth-round pick the Hurricanes surrendered was originally acquired by Carolina as part of the John-Michael Liles trade on Feb. 29, 2016.
Jun 22 - 4:15 AM

William Carrier is excited to be part of the Vegas Golden Knights.

"It’ll be a big opportunity to make a statement in camp," Carrier said. "I’ve been used to trying to earn a spot, but everything is going to be new. New city, new rink and all the fans are going to be excited. It should be good." Carrier got his first taste of the NHL in 2016-17 with the Buffalo Sabres as he recorded five goals and eight points in 41 contests. He'll be someone to watch during the Golden Knights' training camp.
Jun 22 - 4:09 AM

Connor McDavid has been named as the winner of the Hart Trophy.

The Hart Trophy goes to the league's most valuable player as voted on by the PHWA. McDavid ended up with 1,604 points over Sidney Crosby, who had 1,104. The last time this award went to a member of the Edmonton Oilers, it was Mark Messier claiming it in 1989–90. McDavid shone in his sophomore campaign with 30 goals and a league-leading 100 points in 82 games. He's the fourth youngest winner of this award. He also claimed the Ted Lindsay Award as the league's most outstanding player as voted on by his peers.
Jun 21 - 10:40 PM

Nate Schmidt was taken by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

Schmidt's former team was the Washington Capitals. He had three goals and 17 points in 60 games while averaging 15:29 minutes in 2016-17. He's set to become a RFA as he's completed his two-year, $1,625,000 deal.
Jun 21 - 10:33 PM

Erik Haula has signed a three-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Haula's new deal will have an annual average value of $2.75 million. He was slated to be a restricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 21 - 10:33 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights took Marc-Andre Fleury from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the expansion draft.

The Penguins also provided Vegas with a 2020 second round pick to guarantee that the Golden Knights would choose Fleury. He will be one of the highest profile members of the expansion team. The 32-year-old is a three-time Stanley Cup winner with a 375-216-68 record, 2.58 GAA, and .912 save percentage in 691 career games. He's been a big part of the Penguins for a long time, but Matt Murray rose to become the team's number one goaltender and was in between the pipes for both of the Penguins' championship-winning games in 2016 and 2017. In the end, the Penguins are arguably better off now with the $5.75 million in freed cap space, which is why they surrendered a pick to make sure Vegas took him.
Jun 21 - 10:31 PM

Trevor van Riemsdyk has been claimed from Chicago in the expansion draft by Vegas.

There is plenty of speculation that TVR could be traded and Carolina could be his destination. Van Riemsdyk had 16 points in 58 games with Chicago last season.
Jun 21 - 10:25 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to take on David Clarkson's contract as part of a larger trade.

Clarkson still has three seasons left on his seven-year, $36.75 million contract. Clarkson unfortunately will probably never play again, so Vegas will presumably move him to the long-term injured reserve list.
Jun 21 - 10:24 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired William Karlsson, David Clarkson, a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2019 second-round selection from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Karlsson was the actual expansion draft pick and Clarkson was included so that the Blue Jackets could shed an expensive contract. For Vegas the main allure here is the picks, but Karlsson can contribute. He had six goals and 25 points in 81 games last season and he at the age of 24 he still has some room to grow.
Jun 21 - 10:22 PM



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