The Vegas Golden Knights are a professional ice hockey team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference. Founded in 2017 as an expansion team, the Golden Knights are the first major sports franchise to represent Las Vegas. The team is owned by Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, a consortium led by Bill Foley and the Maloof family. Their home games are played at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
The Golden Knights’ History:
The Golden Knights were founded in 2017 as an expansion team. The team’s name was chosen through a fan vote, and the Golden Knights were the overwhelming favorite. The team’s logo, which features a knight wearing a hockey helmet, was also designed by fans.
The Golden Knights made an immediate impact in the NHL, winning the Pacific Division title in their inaugural season. They also made it to the Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to the Washington Capitals in five games.
The Golden Knights have continued to be successful in the years since their inaugural season. They have made the playoffs in each of their first four seasons, and they have won the Pacific Division title three times.
The Golden Knights’ Players:
The Golden Knights have a number of talented players on their roster. Some of their most notable players include:
- Mark Stone: Stone is the Golden Knights’ captain. He is a two-time All-Star and a two-time NHL Second Team All-Star.
- Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty is the Golden Knights’ leading scorer. He has scored over 30 goals in each of his first two seasons with the team.
- Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault is a two-time Stanley Cup champion. He was a key member of the Golden Knights’ inaugural season team.
- William Karlsson: Karlsson is a two-time NHL All-Star. He won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer in 2017-18.
The Golden Knights’ Future:
The Golden Knights are a young and talented team. They have a bright future ahead of them, and they are expected to be a contender for the Stanley Cup for many years to come.
The Golden Knights have already made a significant impact on the NHL. They have shown that a new team can be successful in a new market, and they have helped to grow the game of hockey in the United States. The Golden Knights are a team to watch in the years to come.