Logan Clements- Oscar Lindberg
The New York Rangers are almost certainly going to leave Oscar Lindberg unprotected in the expansion draft. Lindberg is a shutdown fourth line center, who is also able to contribute offensively. Lindberg has a third line center ceiling. His next contract will likely be a team friendly deal around two million dollars or less for several years.
Lindberg might not have the trade value of other Rangers players who will be left unprotected, such as Grabner and Raanta, but he fits the Golden Knight’s foreseeable need.
Teams tend to value their centers and will rightly do whatever they can to protect them. This means that the Vegas Golden Knights will be hard pressed to find good centers in the upcoming expansion draft. Lindberg is more than able to handle being a shutdown fourth pairing center or a third line center for the Golden Knights.
Because of this, I believe that the Golden Knights will select Oscar Lindberg in the expansion draft.