Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff prepares staff for first NHL draft

WINNIPEG - The general manager of Winnipeg's NHL team says his first class of draft picks won't necessarily be handed the sweater the team wears next season.

A number of options have been discussed internally if the logo and sweater aren't ready by Friday, according to Kevin Cheveldayoff.

"Certainly there'll be a sweater — whether it's a team sweater or not, I guess that remains to be seen," Cheveldayoff said Monday.

A team name and logo have yet to be unveiled.

The NHL's board of governors will vote on the official sale and transfer of the franchise to Winnipeg during a meeting on Tuesday, leading to speculation the name would be announced at that time.

The draft will be held in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday and Saturday. Winnipeg's first selection will be at No. 7.