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Calvin Pickard selected by Vegas Golden Knights in Expansion Draft

The Colorado Avalanche lose one of their goaltenders in the expansion draft, as the Vegas Golden Knights selected Calvin Pickard with their first pick.

The first selection announced by the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft was Colorado goaltender Calvin Pickard.

Because the Avalanche decided to protect Semyon Varlamov, this left Pickard exposed for the Knights to select.

With very little talent available from the Avalanche, the selection of Calvin Pickard as a young, inexpensive goaltender was a no-brainer.

This could be a decision that the Avs regret for a very long time going forward, if Pickard proves to be a big time player for Vegas in the Western Conference, and if they run into injury issues with Semyon Varlamov again.

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