The players selected by the Vegas Golden Knights will be revealed during the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile in Las Vegas on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN).

Vegas, the NHL's 31st team, will begin play next season as the 15th team in the Western Conference and eighth in the Pacific Division. There are 16 teams in the Eastern Conference.

The following rules were approved for the 2017 Expansion Draft:
Protected Lists

* Clubs will have two options for players they wish to protect in the Expansion Draft:

a) Seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender
b) Eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goaltender...........

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