By Mary Cunningham
The NHL will reveal the roster for the newly-founded 31st franchise during the NHL Awards Show tonight in Las Vegas.
Here is what you need to know about the expansion draft and award ceremony:
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern
Livestream: NBC Sports Live
Here are the rules for Las Vegas when picking their players from those left exposed by the rest of the NHL:
* The Golden Knights must take 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders. The other four players can be any position.
* Of the 30 players the Golden Knights select, 20 must be under contract for the 2017-18 season.
* Las Vegas must reach a salary floor with their selections. Their overall salary must be between 60 and 100 percent of last season’s salary cap of $73 million.
* Las Vegas will have a 72-hour window, starting on June 18, to negotiate with exposed restricted and unrestricted free agents. If the team signs a player, he will count as the Expansion Draft pick for his previous team.