Fleury is one of the most respected players in the league among players and coaches, and he has already begun reaching out to the local community.
The team snagged 30 players from existing NHL teams in the June 21 expansion draft, then added 12 junior players through the June 23-24 entry draft.
And with good reason: During his 13 seasons with Pittsburgh, Fleury helped lead the Penguins to three championships, include the 2016-2017 title.
His career goals-against-average of 2.58 is impressive, but what he’ll bring off the ice is more important.
David Perron (left wing) Likely to be among the Knight’s leading goal scorers, this former St.
Louis player has 159 career goals and 219 career assists.
At 29 years old, Perron could ultimately start on the first line for Vegas.
The Blues likely left the winger unprotected in the expansion draft due to his drop-off in the playoffs, when he didn’t score and recorded just one assist in 11 games.
The trio likely won’t contribute for at least two or three years, but they could big pieces when the team begins competing for a place in the playoffs.
For now Glass, Suzuki and Brannstrom will remain on their junior teams and get their feet wet with the Knights’ minor-league affiliates—the Chicago Wolves and Quad City Mallards—before stepping up to the NHL.
Three talented teens (future stars) The Knights entered last week’s entry draft with an unprecedented three draft picks among the first 15.
Mc Phee used them on 18-year-old Cody Glass and 17-year-olds Nick Suzuki and Erik Brannstrom.
Not to mention, he’s a former Las Vegas Wrangler, having played for the Vegas minor-league squad in 2003.