ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Vegas Golden Knights will take forward David Perron from the St. Louis Blues in Wednesday night’s NHL expansion draft, report multiple media outlets.

Perron was inside the top-five scorers for the Blues this past season, in his return to St. Louis. The 29-year-old scored 18 goals and finished with 46 points in the regular season. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford was the first to break the new, Wednesday afternoon.

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Perron was the logical selection for Vegas. He, along with Jori Lehtera, Kyle Brodziak, Carl Gunnerson and Carter Hutton were left available by St. Louis in the expansion draft.

Perron was signed by St. Louis as a free agent this offseason, after time Edmonton, Pittsburg and Anaheim throughout the previous three seasons.

He has played 10 years in the NHL, including his first six seasons for St. Louis. The Blues selected him in the first round (No. 26) of the 2007 NHL Draft.

“(Vegas GM, George) McPhee got his starting goalie and first face of the franchise in Marc-Andre Fleury, a top-line winger in James Neal and a plethora of defensemen by raiding the existing 30 NHL teams. He also picked up two more first-round picks in the entry draft Friday night along with other selections, prospects and NHL players.” – AP Hockey Writer, Stephen Whyno

“This team has more potential than any expansion team in NHL history.” – USA Today, Kevin Allen.

“In addition to selecting impressive NHLers such as Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal, Marc Methot and Nate Schmidt, the Golden Knights were also able to stock up on draft picks (12 through 2020), including three first-rounders in this weekend’s draft. In exchange for not selecting certain players, Vegas also nabbed top prospects in defenseman Shea Theodore and forward Alex Tuch.” – Washinton Post, Isabelle Khurshudyan.

Here are the full draft results from Wednesday night’s draft:

GOALTENDERS (3)

Career NHL Regular-Season Statistics
Selected From GP W L OT GAA SV% SO

Jean-Francois Berube, NY Islanders 21 6 4 3 3.11 .900 0
Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh 691 375 216 68 2.58 .912 44
Calvin Pickard, Colorado 86 28 44 6 2.77 .914 3

DEFENSEMEN (13)

Career NHL Regular-Season Statistics
Selected From GP G A PTS +/- PIM

Alexei Emelin, Montreal 380 14 58 72 -18 323
Deryk Engelland, Calgary 469 22 64 86 -5 500
Jason Garrison, Tampa Bay 530 48 110 158 37 217
Brayden McNabb, Los Angeles 238 7 43 50 23 219
Jon Merrill, New Jersey 216 6 30 36 -41 88
Marc Methot, Ottawa 579 21 99 120 43 343
Colin Miller, Boston 103 9 20 29 E 94
Griffin Reinhart, Edmonton 37 0 2 2 -5 26
Luca Sbisa, Vancouver 465 16 72 88 -27 329
David Schlemko, San Jose 360 17 70 87 7 114
Nate Schmidt, Washington 200 8 35 43 36 48
Clayton Stoner, Anaheim 360 7 41 48 5 459
Trevor van Riemsdyk, Chicago 158 8 23 31 12 62

FORWARDS (14)

Career NHL Regular-Season Statistics
Selected, From GP G A PTS +/- PIM

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Philadelphia 237 17 17 34 -12 65
Connor Brickley, Carolina 23 1 4 5 1 14
William Carrier, Buffalo 41 5 3 8 -1 21
Cody Eakin, Dallas 379 65 89 154 -11 188
Erik Haula, Minnesota 266 42 47 89 33 113
William Karlsson, Columbus 183 18 32 50 4 18
Brendan Leipsic, Toronto 6 1 2 3 -1 2
Oscar Lindberg, NY Rangers 134 21 27 48 14 75
Jonathan Marchessault, Florida 124 38 32 70 -31 55
James Neal, Nashville 632 238 213 451 46 506
Tomas Nosek, Detroit 17 1 0 1 -3 4
David Perron, St. Louis 652 159 219 378 1 500
Teemu Pulkkinen, Arizona 83 13 9 22 5 32
Chris Thorburn, Winnipeg 750 52 75 127 -36 908

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