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Golden Knights Return To Play Roundup

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Schedule

  • The Golden Knights will play their round-robin games on August 3rd (DAL), 6th (STL), and 8th (COL).
  • Game times have not been announced.
  • The daily schedule calls for Western Conference games at 11:00 am, 3:30 pm, and 7:30 pm.
  • Exhibition games are slated to begin on July 25th.
  • All Golden Knights games will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

TV/Radio Info

  • The round-robin is expected to air on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.
  • All VGK games will be on the radio on FOX Sports 98.9 FM.
  • The one exhibition game will be broadcasted on TV, but there are no details on which channel yet.

Jack Dugan

  • Dugan is NOT eligible to play in the playoffs this season.
  • He can sign a contract and “burn” the first year of his entry-level deal. That contract would have to be signed between Monday (July 13th) at 9:00 am and Wednesday (July 15th) at 2:00 pm.
  • For more info on that decision, read this.

Opt-Outs

  • Players must decide if they are going to opt-out of playing by Monday.
  • At this time the Golden Knights have not had any players express a willingness to opt-out.

Roster

  • The Golden Knights roster may have as many as 31 players including no more than 28 skaters.
  • A roster announcement deadline has not been set.

Draft

  • The 2020 Entry Draft is tentatively scheduled for October 6th.
  • The Golden Knights draft selection will be determined by where they finish in the playoffs. Their first pick can be anywhere from 20-31.
  • The NHL declared that all teams playing in the Return to Play qualifying round are considered to have made the playoffs, thus, the Golden Knights receive Winnipeg’s 3rd round pick in 2021 from the Cody Eakin trade.

Salary Cap

  • The playoffs will not have any salary cap, so all VGK players will be available.
  • The salary cap for the 2020-21 season will be $81.5M, identical to the 2019-20 season.

Referees

  • Neither Eric Furlatt nor Dan O’Halloran will be assigned to any Golden Knights games through the second round.

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13 Comments

  1. Herby Widmer

    Neither Eric Furlatt nor Dan O’Halloran will be assigned to any Golden Knights games through the second round.

    LIKE IT

  2. Tim

    Ken on the subject of having 28 players this being Saturday and practice starts Monday I have to believe the extra players are already in Vegas. Do you have any insight on who they brought up? That will be a fun discussion because management knows who they want but us arm chair hockey fans may have a different opinion. Should be a fun debate.

    • We do not have any information beyond the 11 that have been shown in the videos. Camp opens Monday and the media is allowed in, so we will have plenty of discussion on it starting then. (Dallas released their roster today so we might get a VGK one soon too.)

  3. Mike StG

    Good summary Ken. Thank you for always keeping us informed. Question for you: Assuming Vegas is going to have a 3rd goalie on hand, who should it be – Sparks or Dansk?

      • Tim

        Ken I agree they just gave him a one contract plus being a Swede it doesn’t hurt having him and Karlsson chirping in Lehners ear what a great place Vegas is to play.

        • Mike StG

          I guess we do have some certainty about next year’s #2 goalie. He’s for sure going to be Swedish. 🙂

      • Buckeye63

        Sparks has been the red-headed step child of goalies. Can’t blame him if he leaves after this season.

  4. Not even a hockey fan in Tulsa

    Ready and super-psyched!

  5. Doktor Hockey

    Hockey … Hockey … HOCKEY !!! Yea baby!!!!!!

  6. stats

    BREAKING—here is the VGK official roster—–

    Vegas Golden Knights (via team release):
    Forwards: Patrick Brown, William Carrier, Nick Cousins, Reid Duke, William Karlsson, Keegan Kolesar, Peyton Krebs, Jonathan Marchessault, Tomas Nosek, Gage Quinney, Max Pacioretty, Ryan Reaves, Nicolas Roy, Reilly Smith, Paul Stastny, Chandler Stephenson, Mark Stone, Alex Tuch.

    Defensemen: Jake Bischoff, Dylan Coghlan, Deryk Engelland, Nicolas Hague, Nick Holden, Alec Martinez, Brayden McNabb, Jonathon Merrill, Nate Schmidt, Jimmy Schuldt, Shea Theodore, Zach Whitecloud.

    Goalies: Oscar Dansk, Marc-Andre Fleury, Robin Lehner.

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