New York Rangers: Who will be lost in the Expansion Draft?

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David Bruce- Michael Grabner

Las Vegas is going to select Michael Grabner. There likely won’t be many solid goal scorers available, and Grabner scored 27 goals without getting any powerplay time. Grabner’s scoring prowess, speed, defensive ability and low cap hit will have a strong impact for Las Vegas.

It can be argued that Vegas will need a goaltender more, and thus, will be more likely to pick Antti Raanta. While that is possible, goalies can be had in trades or free agency a little easier than most. Vegas can get a better goaltender than Raanta by these means.

Vegas can give Grabner a top six roster spot, and with that, a chance to return to 30 goal territory if he has another hot season. Grabner would be a significantly valuable piece for a new team building its roster, and provides a good goal scoring touch for a low salary.