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VEGAS (December 2, 2018) - As the Vegas Golden Knights continue through the NHL season, the team's prospects have been keeping busy on their respective teams. Some of the players in Vegas' system are standing out this season and are receiving attention for their solid play.

Ben Jones, Niagara IceDogs
Jones was selected in the 7th round (189th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and has continued to prove the Golden Knights right for picking him. Last season with Niagara, he tallied 79 points (30G, 49A) in 68 games and is on pace for another strong campaign this time around. As the captain of the IceDogs this season, Jones has collected 30 points (11G, 19A) through 26 games. He notched 17 points (5G, 12A) in nine games in November including a hat trick against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Nov. 15.

Brooks Macek, Chicago Wolves
Macek signed a one-year deal with the Golden Knights on June 12 to see what the German forward could bring to the organization. He led the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with 26 goals in 50 games in 2017-18 and has continued that high-scoring pace with the Chicago Wolves in the AHL. Through 21 games this season, Macek has scored an AHL-leading 15 goals and has a total of 22 points.

Nic Hague, Chicago Wolves
After standing out at the Vegas Golden Knights development camp in September, Hague has gained his sea-legs in professional hockey in his first full season with the Wolves. Touted for his offensive skills from the blueline, Hague has posted three goals and seven assists in 21 games and is only four points behind Erik Brannstrom for the team lead in defenseman scoring.

Jack Dugan, Providence College
Dugan is the leading scorer for the Friars only 15 games into his freshman season. He's registered 16 points (6G, 10) and is the team leader in shooting percentage at .188%. Dugan has been essential to Providence's success in the early part of the season as they've put together a 7-4-2 record and hold the No. 10 ranking in the nation.

Jake Bischoff, Chicago Wolves
Bischoff was part of the opening-night roster for the Vegas Golden Knights, but is yet to see NHL action in his career. Since getting sent down to the Wolves, Bischoff has appeared in 16 games and has recorded one goal and six assists. His is a two-way defensive game and, as he's chipped in offensively, he's helped keep the puck out of the Chicago net as well. He has a +1 rating and has only spent six minutes in the penalty box.

Sunday:  Vegas Golden Knights Highlights

NEW YORK (Dec. 1, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, along with Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine and Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of November.

THIRD STAR - MARC-ANDRE FLEURY, G, VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Fleury led the NHL with nine wins and four shutouts in November (13 GP), compiling a record of 9-4-0 with 2.32 goals-against average and .920 save percentage to backstop the Golden Knights (14-12-1, 29 points) to a 9-6-0 month. Fleury yielded three or fewer goals in 10 of his 13 appearances, highlighted by shutouts Nov. 3 vs. CAR (34 SV), Nov. 14 vs. ANA (29 SV), Nov. 23 vs. CGY (29 SV) and Nov. 24 vs. SJS (33 SV). The final such performance moved Fleury into a tie - with Nashville's Pekka Rinne - for 23rd place on the NHL's all-time shutouts list. Fleury, who won his final six starts of the month, now also sits five victories shy of tying Tony Esposito for ninth place on the League's all-time wins list among goaltenders. The 34-year-old Sorel, Que., native paces the NHL with five shutouts and shares the League lead with 14 victories in 23 contests this season (2.39 GAA, .911 SV%). He is 43-21-5 (2.29 GAA, .922 SV%, 9 SO) in 69 total regular-season appearances since joining the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

SECOND STAR - NATHAN MacKINNON, C, COLORADO AVALANCHE
MacKinnon topped the NHL with 9-14-23 in 14 games to the propel the Avalanche (15‑6‑5, 35 points) to an 8-3-3 November. MacKinnon collected points in 10 of his 14 outings, highlighted by nine multi-point performances. That included a run of six straight multi-point games from Nov. 18-28 (6-9-15), capped by his fourth career four-point effort Nov. 28 vs. PIT (1-3-4). MacKinnon and linemate Mikko Rantanen, who registered 3-10-13 during that same stretch, became the first set of teammates to post simultaneous multi-point streaks of at least six contests since Dec. 31 - Jan. 10, 1993 (Pat LaFontaine and Alexander Mogilny w/ BUF). MacKinnon, the No. 1 overall selection from the 2013 NHL Draft, places second in the League - behind only Rantanen - with 18-23-41 in 26 appearances this season. The 23-year-old Halifax, N.S., native finished November by playing in his 400th NHL game, raising his career totals to 132-212-344. That includes 57-81-138, for a League-best 1.38 points per game, in 100 contests since the start of 2017-18.

FIRST STAR - PATRIK LAINE, RW, WINNIPEG JETS
Laine registered a League-leading 18 goals in 12 games (18-1-19) - the most by any NHL player in one calendar month since March 1994 (Pavel Bure: 19-11-30 in 16 GP w/ VAN) - to power the Jets (14-8-2, 30 points) to a 7-4-1 November. Laine scored in his eight of his 12 appearances, highlighted by a trio of hat tricks: Nov. 1 at FLA (3-0-3 in his native Finland as part of the 2018 NHL Global Series), Nov. 19 at VAN (3-0-3) and Nov. 24 at STL (5-0-5). The latter marked the 57th five-goal performance in League history as well as the first since Feb. 2, 2011 (Johan Franzen: 5-0-5 w/ DET). Laine, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, reached the 100-goal milestone in his final contest of the month, Nov. 29 vs. CHI (2-0-2). At 20 years, 224 days, he became the fourth-youngest player in NHL history to score 100 career goals, behind only Wayne Gretzky (20 years, 40 days), Jimmy Carson (20 years, 116 days) and Brian Bellows (20 years, 179 days). The Tampere, Finland, native - who shares first place with 101 total goals since his League debut in 2016-17 (101-57-158 in 179 GP) - also ranks first in the NHL with 21 goals in 24 outings this season (21-3-24).

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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DAY 1 - Saturday

Day 3 - Tuesday

VGK Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury Named NHL's Third Star For November

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     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!

Saturday, Sept. 8
Game 1 - SJS. . . .4     ARI . . . .0 
Game 2 - LAK. . . .3    ANA. . . .8
Game 3 - COL. . . .6   VGK. . . .7

Sunday, Sept. 9
Game 1 - ARI. . . .4    LAK. . . .2

Game 2 - ANA. . . .5    COL. . . .2    
Game 3 - SJS. . . .5    VGK. . . .4    

Monday, Sept. 10
Practice day, no games.

Tuesday, Sept. 11
Game 1 - ANA. . . .8      ARI. . . .4
Game 2 - COL. . . .6     SJS. . . .3
Game 3 - VGK. . . .7     LAK . . . 2

2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff

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Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee press conference discusses acquiring

Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty.


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     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.

VGK Prospect Roundup: December 2018

Lil' Jon warms up the crowd on a hot afternoon in Las Vegas before Game One of the Stanley Cup Final.

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by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

-Team Grey Practice, 5:15 PM, City National Arena, Team Grey players available following practice

-Select Golden Knights hockey operations representative available following Team Grey practice


Thursday, June 28 (Las Vegas, NV)

-Team White Practice, 9:15 AM, City National Arena, Team White players available following practice

-Team Grey Practice, 11:15 AM, City National Arena, Team Grey players available following practice

-Joint Scrimmage, 4:00 PM, City National Arena, both team's players available following scrimmage

-Select Golden Knights hockey operations representative available following scrimmage


Friday, June 29 (Las Vegas, NV)

-Joint Scrimmage, 10:00 AM, City National Arena, both team's players available following scrimmage

-Select Golden Knights hockey operations representative available following scrimmage

Saturday, June 30 (Las Vegas, NV)

-Joint Scrimmage, 10:15 AM, City National Arena, both team's players available following scrimmage

-Select Golden Knights hockey operations representative available following scrimmage


ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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     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.


    

Vegas Golden Knights In Pictures...