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Vegas Golden Knights

Founded:2017GM:Kelly McCrimmon
Owned By:Bill FoleyCoach:Bruce Cassidy
Home Rink:T-Mobile ArenaCaptain:Mark Stone
AHL Affiliate:Henderson Silver KnightsECHL Affiliate:Savannah Ghost Pirates

The Vegas Golden Knights were founded as an expansion team in 2017. Unlike most expansion teams, the Golden Knights have achieved great success in their first three seasons as a professional team, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in their first year in operation. With 13 playoff wins en route to the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals, they set the record for the most postseason wins by a team in their first playoff appearance. They were defeated by the Washington Capitals in that series, four games to one.

Deeper Dive

2022-23 Season Roster

Michael AmadioBen HuttonLaurent Brossoit
William CarrierNicolas HagueAdin Hill
Paul CotterAlec MartinezLogan Thompson
Jack EichelBrayden McNabb
Brett HowdenAlex Pietrangelo
William KarlssonShea Theodore
Phil KesselZach Whitecloud
Keegan Kolesar
Jake Leschyshyn
Jonathan Marchessault
Nolan Patrick
Nicolas Roy
Reilly Smith
Chandler Stephenson
Mark Stone

Golden Knights’ Historic First Season

When the Vegas Golden Knights were announced as an expansion team in 2016, many envisioned a party atmosphere at the arena during games. Every expert and analyst expected this team to be a bottom dweller and not compete for their first few seasons, but from team owner Bill Foley, the players, and every full- and part-time employee, they had their sights set high and wanted to turn Sin City into a sports town. Read more…

Tomas Nosek #92 of the Vegas Golden Knights
Tomas Nosek of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena on May 28, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Players

More Golden Knights History

A Look Back at Vegas’ First Draft

The expansion and entry drafts of that first year paved the way for the tremendous success the franchise has experienced early in its history. Then-general manager George McPhee made a number of moves to acquire multiple draft picks in that 2017 draft and build from the ground up. Read more…

Cody Glass Golden Vegas Knights
Cody Glass, Golden Vegas Knights (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)