To say Las Vegas residents have taken to their first major professional sport franchise would be a big understatement. The newly named National Hockey League team, the Vegas Golden Knights burst onto the scene amidst the glitz and glamour that is Las Vegas and has become more than a conversation piece, but rather a rallying point for sports fans throughout the city.
NHL Announces Protected, Available Lists
The Golden Knights' selections will be announced on Wednesday, June 21
by NHL PR @NHL / NHL.com
NEW YORK (June 18, 2017) -- The National Hockey League announced today the Available and Protected Lists for the 30 NHL Clubs who will provide players to the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft.
The Golden Knights' selection of 30 players, one from each NHL Club, will be revealed at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday, June 21 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The all-in-one event will be broadcast live in the United States on NBCSN and in Canada on Sportsnet at 8 p.m., ET/ 5 p.m. PT.
After spending the past few months hiring people to run his new National Hockey League team, Bill Foley has also broken ground on the team's new practice facility in the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin, NV. The new facility will be just east of the beautiful Red Rock Resort and Casino and is scheduled to be completed in time for the new team to practice in next fall.
While the facility will primarily be the home for the Vegas is Hockey NHL franchise, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas will also be a big benefactor according to UNLV play-by-play voice and Vegas hockey guru Dana Lane.
Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and a city that is proud of it's 24 hour open sign that hangs on nearly ever business, so when the new professional hockey team in town announced they were having a 24 hour open house no one was surprised. The Vegas Golden Knights wanted to reach every fan so it only made sense to hold a 24 hour open house event at T-Mobile Arena just off the strip. With an attendance of more than 9,000 between Tuesday at 8 am and Wednesday at 8 am last week, they event could not have gone off any better.
The 24 hour concept allowed Las Vegas workers from every shift to be able to come inside the state of the art facility, choose season tickets, view the the rink from the seats they may have already purchased, play interactive games , mingle with Vegas Golden Knights representatives and enter to win opening day tickets which were given away every hour.
Vegas Golden Knights Taking Las Vegas By Storm!