Las Vegas–Just weeks after being selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the organization have signed Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki, and Erik Brannstrom each to 3-year entry level contracts.
All three recently participated in the first ever Golden Knights development camp that took place at the Las Vegas Ice Center in front of fans, organization staff members, and members of the media, along with NHL officials.
For Vegas, this is a huge thing for the organization looking up their first round selections.
“This is an exciting announcement for the Golden Knights organization as we signed three of our top prospects,” said Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee.
For Golden Knights GM McPhee he echoed to what Glass, Suzuki, and Brannstrom bring to the organization in terms of their skill set and ability to play the game with amazing hockey sense.
“Cody, Nick, and Erik have demonstrated exceptional skill and hockey sense playing at their current levels. We will look for these players to continue to exhibit the hard work necessary to further their development and continue their positive career trajectories.”
All three players had a very good first development camp with the organization and are looking forward to getting ready for the next step in their careers going forward.
For Cody, after he left, he talked about getting back to training back in Winnipeg with Keegan Kolesar. The good thing for Glass that not only will he be training with Kolesar back in Winnipeg but also with Brendan Leipsic and Cody Eakin.
With Suzuki, he mentioned that he wants to work on his explosiveness and getting faster, talked about improving his stride, and being able to keep up with the pro skaters.
As for Brannstrom, he’s looking forward to getting back to Vegas after he spends time back in Sweden training with putting on extra weight (kilos), hitting the gym, working on his explosiveness, along with many more things to his game.
He emphasized for him to accomplish this that it would take a couple of years.
These three are projected to come back in September for the clubs first training camp and the new Summerlin Practice Facility to further develop their respective games.
Glass signing his contract back home.
Reaction from Brannstrom on signing his 3-year ELC.