Twitter reacts to Golden Knights’ three first-round draft picks
Vegas stood pat and did not try to trade up. Here’s what the Twittersphere thought about it.
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
Also congrats @Cody12Glass ! First draft pick in history, enjoy it man. Extra sewer ball lives for you 😉. Welcome to @GoldenKnights ☀️🏒— Reid Duke (@rduke96) June 24, 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
The #GoldenKnights' first ever #NHLDraft pick Cody Glass spoke about losing his grandmother, who helped him pay for hockey when he couldn't. pic.twitter.com/KDMnR2XxIL— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 24, 2017
George McPhee, on Cody Glass being compared to Mark Scheifele:— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 24, 2017
"That's a fair comparison."
Nick Suzuki. The 1st player of color selected in the NHL Draft by the @GoldenKnights. 1st rd, pick 13.#NHLDRAFT2017 @ColorOfHockey pic.twitter.com/jCucGaH9zt— Evan F. Moore (@evanFmoore) June 24, 2017
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
Nick Suzuki, the @GoldenKnights selection at 13th overall meets with media. Hear from him tonight at 10. pic.twitter.com/NbePuNgsRN— Kevin Bolinger (@KevinFOX5Vegas) June 24, 2017
Brannstrom on Vegas: "I've seen The Hangover." pic.twitter.com/rTU56eJzPh— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 24, 2017