While the NHL is planning to announce all of the rosters for their return over the weekend, the Golden Knights jumped the gun, revealing their 31-player group for the postseason. Their roster will feature 18 forwards, 10 defensemen, and three goaltenders.
Their initial camp roster had 33 skaters and the two that didn’t make the cut are defensemen Jake Bischoff and Jimmy Schuldt.
Bischoff made his NHL debut this season, getting into four games with the Golden Knights in his third professional year. However, he spent the majority of the season with AHL Chicago where he had three goals and six assists in 52 games.
As for Schuldt, he was a highly sought after college player in 2019 and made his NHL debut right after signing out of St. Cloud State. However, he didn’t see any NHL action this season, instead playing in 52 games with the Wolves where he had 21 points.
Vegas will be taking part in a three-game round robin series in early August against Dallas, St. Louis, and Colorado. The results of those matchups will determine the seeding order for the postseason.