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Live updates: The full list of Vegas Golden Knights NHL Expansion Draft selections

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Vegas will pick one player from each NHL team.

2017 NHL Awards and Expansion Draft Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

LAS VEGAS — Below, find a running list of official selections by the Vegas Golden Knights during the NHL Expansion Draft. The rules are as follows:

  • Vegas will take one player — no more, or no less — from each existing team.
  • They must select at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies.
  • 20 of the 30 players must be under contract in 2017-18.
  • The cap hit of all players selected in the Expansion Draft must be somewhere between $43.8 million and $73 million.

Here’s a running list of players as they are announced. Multiple picks will be revealed at a time throughout the NHL Awards show here at T-Mobile Arena, home of the Golden Knights. They will go in reverse order of the 2016-17 NHL standings, meaning the pick from Colorado will be revealed first and Washington will be announced last.

  1. From the Colorado Avalanche, goaltender Calvin Pickard.
  2. From the Vancouver Canucks, defenseman Luca Sbisa.
  3. From the Arizona Coyotes, forward Teemu Pulkkinen.
  4. From the New Jersey Devils, defenseman Jon Merrill.
  5. From the Buffalo Sabres, forward William Carrier. Vegas also acquired a 2017 sixth-round pick from Buffalo in exchange for agreeing not to select two other unnamed Sabres players they would have liked.
  6. From the Dallas Stars -- owner Bill Foley went off script and accidentally announced this one early, lol -- forward Cody Eakin. Dallas and Detroit both start with D; I guess that was confusing for him.
  7. From the Detroit Red Wings, forward Tomas Nosek.
  8. From the Florida Panthers, forward Jonathan Marchessault. Vegas also acquired forward Reilly Smith from the Panthers in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick. Florida was trying to get out of Smith’s contract.
  9. From the Los Angeles Kings, defenseman Brayden McNabb.
  10. From the Carolina Hurricanes, forward Connor Brickley. Carolina also traded a 2017 fifth-round draft pick to Vegas.
  11. From the Winnipeg Jets, forward Chris Thorburn. A trade happened here as well but it won’t be announced until later in the evening. INTRIGUE! (Update: this tied into the Columbus expansion pick. See No. 27 below.)
  12. From the Philadelphia Flyers, forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
  13. From the Tampa Bay Lightning, defenseman Jason Garrison. The Golden Knights also acquired forward Nikita Gusev, a 2017 second-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick from the Lightning.
  14. From the New York Islanders, goaltender J.F. Berube. Vegas also acquired forward Mikhail Grabovski, defenseman Jake Bischoff, the Islanders’ first-round pick in 2017 (15th overall) and a second-round pick in 2019 in trades with the Isles.
  15. From the Nashville Predators, forward James Neal.
  16. From the Calgary Flames, defenseman Deryk Engelland. Engelland, a Las Vegas native,
  17. From the Toronto Maple Leafs, forward Brandon Leipsic.
  18. From the Boston Bruins, defenseman Colin Miller.
  19. From the Ottawa Senators, defenseman Marc Methot.
  20. From the San Jose Sharks, defensema David Schlemko.
  21. From the St. Louis Blues, forward David Perron.
  22. From the New York Rangers, forward Oscar Lindberg.
  23. From the Edmonton Oilers, defenseman Griffin Reinhart.
  24. From the Montreal Canadiens, defenseman Alexei Emelin.
  25. From the Anaheim Ducks, defenseman Clayton Stoner. Anaheim also traded forward Shea Theodore to the Golden Knights.
  26. From the Minnesota Wild, forward Erik Haula. A pending free agent, Haula signed a new deal with the Knights. Minnesota also traded forward Alex Tuch to Vegas in exchange for a conditional 2017 or 2018 third-round pick.
  27. From the Columbus Blue Jackets, forward William Karlsson. They also acquire forward David Clarkson, Columbus’ 2017 first-round pick (24th overall), and a 2019 second-round pick. Winnipeg then traded their 2017 first-round pick (13th overall) and a 2019 third-round pick to Columbus for the 24th overall pick.
  28. From the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk.
  29. From the Pittsburgh Penguins, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Vegas also acquired a 2020 second-round pick from the Penguins.
  30. From the Washington Capitals, defenseman Nate Schmidt.

That’s it!