Reporter predicts what the Las Vegas expansion roster will look like.

A look at what player's teams are likely to lose to the expansion draft.

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One of the main concerns on the minds of many fans as we head in towards the 2016-2017 season, is the looming threat of the expansion draft that will undoubtedly cost their team a player on their roster.

With that in mind, Bleacher Report's Adrian Dater has laid out his predictions and broken down a scenario that he believes is likely to resemble the final roster the Las Vegas franchise will field at the conclusion of the expansion draft.

Despite being a rag tag ensemble put together from around the league, you can see that the National Hockey League's new expansion rules would allow them to field a respectable roster right out of the gate.

Here's a look at Dater's prediction for the Las Vegas roster.


Thomas Vanek (DET) - Eric Staal (MIN) - Dustin Brown (LA)

Colin Wilson (NSH) - Eric Fehr (PIT) - Jimmy Hayes (BOS)

Benoit Pouliot (EDM) - Lee Stempniak (CAR) - Dale Weise (PHI)

Andrew Cogliano (ANH) - Kyle Brodziak (STL) - Beau Bennett (NJ)

Jordan Martinook (ARI) - Lance Bouma (CGY)


Jason Garrison (TB) - Jack Johnson (CLB) 

Alex Petrovic (FLA) - Thomas Hickey (NYI) 

Dmitry Orlov (WSH) - Trevor van Riemsdyk (CHI) 

Paul Martin (SJ) - Jarred Cowen (TOR) 

Mark Barberio (MTL) - Luca Sbisa (VAN) 

Nick Holden (NYR) - Jake McCabe (BUF) 

Mark Stuart (WPG)


Semyon Varlamov (COL) 

Antti Niemi (DAL) 

Andrew Jammond (OTT)