The NHL's expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, has added the first player to their roster, signing 21-year-old free agent Reid Duke to an entry-level contract.

Duke is no stranger to Golden Knights assistant general manager Kelly McCrimmon, given that Duke has played for the past three seasons for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL -- a team long coached and managed by McCrimmon before he left last offseason to join the Golden Knights in Las Vegas.