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Vegas Golden Knights issue jersey numbers for players under contract

Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Players on the Las Vegas Strip

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Vegas Golden Knights players (left to right) Jason Garrison, Deryk Engelland, Brayden McNabb, Reid Duke and Marc-Andre Fleury at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Sports teams usually have many carryover players on their roster from one season to the next.

So, when jerseys numbers are issued, the new players to the organization get their pick of whatever is leftover. That, of course, is unless a new member of the team offers to pay a holdover player for his number.

But what happens when you have a brand new team? All numbers, apparently, are up for grabs.

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights today released numbers assigned to its players under contract for their inaugural season this fall.

Here the list:

Forwards

41 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

28 William Carrier

97 David Clarkson

37 Reid Duke

21 Cody Eakin

84 Mikhail Grabovski

56 Erik Haula

38 Tomas Hyka

71 William Karlsson

55 Keegan Kolesar

13 Brendan Leipsic

24 Oscar Lindberg

81 Jonathan Marchessault

25 Stefan Matteau

18 James Neal

92 Tomas Nosek

57 David Perron

67 Teemu Pulkkinen

87 Vadim Shipachyov

19 Reilly Smith

20 Paul Thompson

89 Alex Tuch

68 TJ Tynan

Defensemen

45 Jake Bischoff

76 Chris Casto

5 Deryk Engelland

7 Jason Garrison

77 Brad Hunt

3 Brayden McNabb

15 Jon Merrill

6 Colin Miller

8 Griffin Reinhart

47 Luca Sbisa

88 Nate Schmidt

4 Clayton Stoner

27 Shea Theodore

Goaltenders

35 Oscar Dansk

29 Marc-Andre Fleury

33 Maxime Lagace

31 Calvin Pickard

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