Organizational Rankings 25. Vegas Golden Knights

Mark Henry

2024-04-13

25. Vegas Golden Knights – 64.9

Last Season Rank: 25

Top 15 Prospects:

Individual Breakdown:

Pavel Dorofeyev has established himself as a full-time NHL player, health permitting. In 41 games, he has 20 points (12 goals and eight assists). Brendan Brisson earned call-ups during the 2023-23 season (14 games with Vegas) and does not look out of place; look for him to crack the 2024-25 Golden Knights opening night roster and not get sent down to the AHL during the 2024-25 season.

Lukas Cormier’s second season in the AHL has seen a drop in production after a productive rookie season with the Henderson Silver Knights; he played in two games with Vegas in 2023-24. While he has an intriguing offensive upside in fantasy leagues, the time isn’t now, hold onto him in dynasty leagues. With Alex Pietrangelo and Shea Theodore locked into Vegas’ lineup, do not bank on Cormier to be in the NHL, showing his offensive capabilities full-time in 2024-25.

The Vegas Golden Knights selected David Edstrom 32nd overall in the 1st round in 2023 and later traded him to the San Jose Sharks on March 8th in the Tomas Hertl deal. Two other 2023 draft picks rank #5 (Mathieu Cataford) and #13 (Arttu Karki). 

Mathiew Cataford is 3% owned in Fantrax. His top-five ranking is a product of a weak prospect pool for Vegas, but it’s not out of the question that his higher scores in the rankings are part of a productive 2023-24 QMJHL regular season with the Halifax Mooseheads. He produced 90 points (40 goals and 50 assists) in 65 games.

Kaedan Korczak, 14% owned on Fantrax, is slightly inflated for fantasy purposes. While he has value as a fill-in defenseman in salary cap leagues, he doesn’t provide much in shallow leagues and has a limited fantasy ceiling.

Grigori Denisenko was claimed off waivers by the Golden Knights from the Florida Panthers on October 7, 2023. He is currently having his most productive season in North America with the Henderson Silver Knights in the AHL. He has 50 points (18 goals and 32 assists) in 59 games. Denisenko played in six games with the Golden Knights during the 2023-24 campaign but failed to record any points. He is 12% owned in Fantrax, and all ten contributors on the DobberProspects organizational rankings have him ranked. Maybe there is still hope he can become a regular NHL player and a reliable fantasy option, not just a dynasty league stash. With an average score of 4.6, two rankers (Pete and Ben) are the most optimistic regarding Denisenko.

 

Prospect to Watch: Rank in parentheses

Ivan Morozov (4)—Morozov spent the 2022-23 season in North America, playing for the Henderson Silver Knights. In 2023-24, he played for Spartak in the KHL. He had 38 points (11 goals and 27 assists) in 37 games. Morozov’s season in the KHL has ended. Keep an eye on whether he returns to North America for the 2024-25 campaign.

Team Overview:

The 2023 Stanley Cup Champions ranked #25 in the 2024 DobberProspects organizational rankings. Always willing to spend to the cap ceiling but not hesitating to move a prospect for an already-established NHLer leaves Vegas with a mid-low-end prospect pool. Depending on what type of fantasy league you are in, you won’t find an elite, game-changing prospect to add, but in deep dynasty leagues (especially salary cap leagues), you can find value. Vegas always seems to have an injury that leads to a deeper prospect stepping up and becoming usable in fantasy. While their upside may be limited, players like Kaeden Korczak and Jiri Patera have stepped into the Golden Knights lineup when called upon.

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Nathan Smith 6.2 6.0
Jan Jenik 7.2 6.5
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