The Golden Knights draft got underway one day later than most teams due to the trade that sent Vegas’ first pick to the Red Wings for Tomas Tatar. On Day 2 of the Draft they have seven picks starting with #61, the penultimate pick of the 2nd round.
Here’s a quick rundown of what we know about each player selected by the Golden Knights in the 2018 NHL Draft.
2nd Round – #61 overall
Selection: Ivan Morozov, C
Ivan Morozov has been very noticeable both in the MHL and for Russia U18 NT with his skillset and 200ft game. -@RUSProspects
— Russian Prospects (@RUSProspects) March 11, 2018
— Dennis Schellenberg (@ScoutingFactory) February 15, 2018
Morozov has a two-year contract with SKA, will honor that, plans to come to US afterwards
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) June 23, 2018
4th Round – #99 overall (from Vancouver, acquired with Ryan Reaves)
Selection: Stanislav Demin, D
A California-born defenseman who last year was one of the best (and youngest) 2018 first-year eligibles to play in the BCHL. Demin, a Denver commit whose CHL rights are owned by the WHL’s Everett Silvertips, will play for Team USA at the Ivan Hlinka. He’s got good size, a hard shot and skates extremely well. Demin is a three-zone defender who plays more mature than you’d think, and he didn’t crack under the pressure of consistently playing against opposing top lines. If the Americans want to repeat the success they had at last year’s Hlinka, they’ll need Demin’s puck-carrying skills and well-timed pinches to set the tone for what is sure to be a swarming attack. -Steve Kournianos, TheDraftAnalyst.com
"Demin is one of the best defenders in junior A hockey. He is very tough to beat one-on-one maintaining excellent gap control. He uses his strong skating and lateral agility to keep himself between his opponent and the net at all times." –@LastWordOnPuck
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) June 23, 2018