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Golden Knights head coach talks expectations ahead of draft

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 19:44:42-04

Hockey fans could finally learn who will be playing for the Vegas Golden Knights. The NHL Awards and Expansion Draft happens Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena. 

The Vegas Golden Knights will choose 30 players, one from each existing team. Some players on the other 30 teams are protected, and others the team has agreed not to touch in exchange for trades.  

The big question going into Wednesday's draft -- will the team get Pittsburgh Penguins goalie, Marc Andre  Fleury? The goalie is coming off his third Stanley Cup win.  

Coach Gallant won't name any names, or make any promises, but he says he is expecting a couple big names to join the team.

"We're trying to build up to a Stanley Cup," says Coach Gallant. "That's down the road obviously, but we are hoping we're a competitive team.  We're going to work hard every night and we're going to show our fans a good product on the ice." 

The team selected Wednesday may not be the team that takes the ice next season. A few more rookies will join this weekend, and some players could still be traded.