The Vegas Golden Knights decided to use all three first-round picks on Friday to collect young assets for the future.
Vegas’ selections of Cody Glass (No. 6), Nick Suzuki (No. 13) and Erik Brannstrom (No. 15) came with positive results. The Golden Knights finally have rookies to go with their expansion draft roster. Vegas will have 10 more picks tomorrow for rounds 2-7.
But this is a historic day for the Golden Knights franchise, and Twitter was abuzz after Vegas made its first three draft picks.
First pic with our three picks✌️ pic.twitter.com/FloInPtZfk— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 24, 2017
With the first pick in the history of the Golden Knights, we are proud to select center Cody Glass from the Portland Winterhawks. pic.twitter.com/bJXMWiBMFg— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 23, 2017
Las Vegas selects Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki and Erik Brannstrom in the first round.— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) June 24, 2017
That is quite the haul.
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say Cody Glass is the best draft pick in Vegas Golden Knights history.— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) June 23, 2017
George McPhee, on Cody Glass being compared to Mark Scheifele:— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 24, 2017
"That's a fair comparison."
George McPhee to NBC: We had a deal...to get to 5 with Vancouver to move up one,but then we thought our guy would be there and we backed off— TSN Radio Vancouver (@TSN1040) June 24, 2017