The Vegas Golden Knights have themselves a goalie.
With no more picks until the last two rounds, the Vegas Golden Knights sent a 2022 Fourth Round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for the No. 125 overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
And, with that selection, the Golden Knights drafted Swedish goaltender Jesper Vikman for their fourth pick of the Draft.
Vikman is a big prospect at 6-foot-3 and he was the eighth ranked European goalie according to Central Scouting.
It is clear that Vikman was high on Vegas’ draft board given that they gave up a fourth in 2022 in order to be able to go and get him.
With very few legit goaltending prospects in the pipeline behind Isaiah Saville, the Golden Knights clearly feel that Vikman can develop into a future NHL goalie.
Vikman had a .902 Save Percentage in 24 games for AIK J20 in 2019-20, although he’s off to a bad start this season with a 3.27 Goals Against Average and a .857 Save Percentage.
However, he boasts a massive frame and strong fundamentals and if Vikman can iron out a few kinks then he could prove to be a steal for the Golden Knights down the road.
In terms of the rest of the Draft, the Golden Knights still have two picks remaining barring any late trades.
They hold the No. 184 selection in the Sixth Round and the 215th overall pick in the Seventh Round.