The Vegas Golden Knights have their first rookie draft pick.
Vegas selected center Cody Glass of the Portland Winterhawks during Thursday's draft in Chicago with the No. 6 overall pick.
This comes after the NHL's newest team made its expansion draft selections during Wednesday's awards show. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2016-17, headlined the expansion draft selections.
The Golden Knights had a viewing party at T-Mobile Arena and shared the reaction when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced it was their turn to pick:
The team was also appreciative of Chicago's United Center for the music choice leading up to the glass selection:
Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun noted Glass was seen as more of a second- or third-round pick just one year ago until he exploded onto the scene with 92 points (32 goals) in his most recent season.
"I don't think I was a real high prospect to start the year," Glass said, per Wyman. "I just wanted to play the way I knew I could and prove to people that I am a top player and I think that's what I did all year."
The NHL shared some of his head-turning highlights and scoring ability:
Glass is just 18 years old and, like his expansion team, will likely need some time to blossom into a force at the NHL level. However, the potential is there for the center to become a go-to scorer for Vegas down the line when it is ready to compete for a postseason spot in the Western Conference's Pacific Division.