VANCOUVER, BC  (June 21, 2019) -  The Vegas Golden Knights selected forward Peyton Krebs 17th overall on the first day of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Krebs recorded 68 points (19 G, 49 A) to go with 63 penalty minutes in 64 games for the Kootenay Ice (WHL) during the 2018-19 regular season. During his 2017-18 campaign with the Ice, the Calgary, AB native recorded 54 points (17 G, 37 A) to go with 40 penalty minutes in 67 games. He also recorded five points (2 G, 3 A) and helped lead Team Canada to a gold medal during the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Peyton Krebs, Forward
Hometown: Calgary, AB, Canada
Height: 5-11
Weight: 181 lbs.
Age: 18
Drafted from: Winnipeg Ice (WHL)
Shoots: Left
Notes:
- Recorded 68 points (19 G, 49 A) to go with 63 penalty minutes in 64 games with the Winnipeg Ice during the 2018-19 regular season.
- Won gold with Team Canada at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
- Had the most points by a rookie (54) in the WHL during the 2017-18 season.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS FORWARD PEYTON KREBS
Thoughts on what your emotions were when you heard your name…
It's surreal. I was trying to hold in the tears. It's a special moment for me and my family and I'm just really thankful to be able to be blessed by the game and I'm just very excited to get to know Vegas and all it has to offer, so I'm very excited.
 
Thoughts on your injury…
Unfortunately, I cut my Achilles the other week so I had surgery on that two weeks ago and I'm just healing up now so I can be ready for the season.
 
Thoughts on Cody Glass…
Yeah, Cody I played against him once this year. We actually chatted on faceoff there so it's pretty cool. He's a great person. My brother's known him for a while now and I've gotten to know him so pretty special guy and I'm looking forward to getting to know him better.
 
Thoughts on what you can bring to the team…
I think I can be a 200-foot player who can add a lot of speed and hockey IQ to the Vegas Golden Knights and I want to bring home a cup.
 
Thoughts on what the interview process was like with the Golden Knights…
I talked to them at the Combine but wasn't really sure where I was going to end up. I just heard my name and I was so pumped and so excited. My uncle texted me right before and he said, "Vegas, baby!" right before so that was pretty cool. I'm so pumped right now. It's pretty cool.
 
Thoughts on where your determined mindset originated from…
I think growing up with lots of brothers you always have to make sure you're on your toes and fight for everything. I've had a great support system growing up and I just put in my mentality that I've got to work for everything. To get here is not easy and the draft is a little piece of the puzzle for sure, but I want to keep going hard. My family has been amazingly supportive of me and my coaching staff, I've had great coaches. I'm just blessed to be here.
 
Thoughts on your family and upbringing…
I grew up in Okotoks, Alberta just outside of Calgary. My dad brought me into hockey, and I fell in love with it. I think my passion grew as I got older and I'm so excited to be here and just keep going with my journey here.
 
Thoughts on how much you've watched Vegas…
It's been a special three years and I hope to continue that, for sure. The atmosphere in Vegas starts with their fans. I've heard it's unbelievable, so I'm looking forward to feeling that, experiencing that, and I wanted to go to a place that I could get the shivers every time I walked into the building. I think Vegas will do that. I'm pretty pumped.

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.

     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.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2019-20 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:
All times Pacific and are subject to change
OCTOBER:
Wed. Oct. 2 vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 4 at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 8 vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 10 at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 12 vs. Calgary, 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 13 at Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 15 vs. Nashville, 7 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 17 vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 19 at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 21 at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 22 at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 25 vs. Colorado, 3 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 27 vs. Anaheim, 5 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 31 vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.
 
NOVEMBER:
Sat. Nov. 2 vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 5 at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 7 at Toronto, 4 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 9 at Washington, 4 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 10 at Detroit, 2 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 13 vs. Chicago, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 16 at Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 17 vs. Calgary, 5 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 19 vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 21 vs. San Jose, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 23 vs. Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 25 at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 27 at Nashville, 5 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 29 vs. Arizona, 3 p.m.
 
DECEMBER:
Mon. Dec. 2 at NY Rangers, 4 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 3 at New Jersey, 4 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 5 at NY Islanders, 4 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 8 vs. NY Rangers, 4 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 10 vs. Chicago, 7 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 12 at St. Louis, 5 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 13 at Dallas, 5 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 15 vs. Vancouver, 5 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 17 vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 19 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 22 at San Jose, 7 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 23 vs. Colorado, 7 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 27 at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 28 vs. Arizona, 7 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 31 vs. Anaheim, 12 p.m.
 
JANUARY:
Thu. Jan. 2 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 4 vs. St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 7 vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 9 vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 11 vs. Columbus, 7 p.m.
Tue. Jan 14 at Buffalo, 4 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 16 at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 18 at Montreal, 4 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 21 at Boston, 4 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 31 at Carolina, 4:30 p.m.
 
FEBRUARY:
Sat. Feb. 1 at Nashville, 5 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 6 at Florida, 4 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 8 vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 11 at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 13 vs. St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 15 vs. NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 17 vs. Washington, 3 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 20 vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 22 vs. Florida, 7 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 23 at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 26 vs. Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 28 vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
 
MARCH:
Sun. March 1 vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Tue. March 3 vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Fri. March 6 at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.
Sun. March 8 at Calgary, 4 p.m.
Mon. March 9 at Edmonton, 6 p.m.
Thu. March 12 at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Sun. March 15 at Colorado, 12 p.m.
Tue. March 17 vs. Dallas, 7 p.m.
Wed. March 18 at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Sat. March 21 vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
Mon. March 23 vs. Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Wed. March 25 vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. March 29 at Winnipeg, 12 p.m.
Tue. March 31 at Edmonton, 6 p.m.
 
APRIL:
Thu. April 2 at Calgary, 6 p.m.
Sat. April 4 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

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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NHL Announces Golden Knights 2019-20 Regular Season Schedule

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by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Vegas Golden Knights Taking Las Vegas By Storm!

Forward joins Vegas after trade with Carolina

     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.

Roy Elated To Land With Golden Knights

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VEGAS  (June 25, 2019) -The National Hockey League announced today, June 25, the Golden Knights 2019-20 regular season schedule. The full schedule can be found below (all times Pacific and are subject to change). Regional and national broadcast information will be released at a later date.

The Golden Knights will open their third season at home against the San Jose Sharks at 7:30 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The two teams will also meet two days later on October 4, 2019 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Vegas will host the defending Stanley Cup champion, St. Louis Blues, as part of its season-high seven-game homestand beginning against Arizona (12/28) and continuing with Anaheim (12/31), Philadelphia (1/2), St. Louis (1/4), Pittsburgh (1/7), Los Angeles (1/9) and concluding against Columbus (1/11).

The Golden Knights will embark on their longest road trip of the season, where Vegas will start at Buffalo (1/14), at Ottawa (1/16), at Montreal (1/18), at Boston (1/21) before breaking for All-Star Weekend, which is January 24-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. The team will resume its road trip at Carolina (1/31), at Nashville (2/1), at Tampa Bay (2/4) and will wrap up their trip at Florida (2/6).

The Golden Knights Pacific Division slate includes five games with the Arizona Coyotes, three at T-Mobile Arena and two at Gila River Arena, and four times each, two home and two away, with the Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks. Vegas will play the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues three times, twice at T-Mobile Arena (January 4 & February 13) and once at the Enterprise Center (December 12).

Additional information on single game, group ticket, and single game suite access will be released later this summer. Fans interested in becoming a full or partial season ticket member are encouraged to join team's "Can't Wait List", which provides priority access to tickets when they become available. More information about the Can't Wait List can found by calling the Golden Knights Ticketing & Suites Team at 702-645-4259 or visiting https://www.nhl.com/goldenknights/tickets/full-season.

Tickets for the four preseason home games are available now as part of a special Preseason Bobblehead Series package, which is available online at http://goldenknights.nhl.com/bobblehead.

Packages start at $240 and include a ticket to all four home games. Information on single game tickets for home preseason and regular season games will be announced at a later date.

Each preseason game at T-Mobile Arena will feature a different current player bobblehead giveaway and all fans in attendance will receive the complimentary bobblehead. When the series of bobbleheads are put together, a special message will be revealed. The name of the players participating in the bobblehead series will be announced at a later date.

Vegas Golden Knights Announce

Roster Transactions

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June 26, 2019


Nicolas Roy did not expect to be traded.

After finishing a strong season in the Carolina Hurricanes organization, the 22-year-old center entered the offseason a Calder Cup Champion with hopes of being a full-time Hurricane next season.

On Wednesday, Roy was acquired along with a 2021 conditional fifth round pick by the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Erik Haula. Minutes after the trade, Roy said he was surprised by the move, but shock turned to thrill when he heard he was heading to Vegas.

"I was lucky to play against Vegas in Vegas with the 'Canes early in the season," Roy said. "I could tell it was the best crowd and it was so fun to play there. I'm so excited to be traded here."

Roy took steps in the right direction in 2018-19 as he posted 36 points (17G, 19A) in 69 regular season games with the Charlotte Checkers in addition to six games in Carolina. During the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs, the 6-foot-4 center notched 15 points (6G, 9A) in 19 games to help Charlotte defeat Vegas' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, in five games.

While there are ample numbers to point to when describing Roy's offensive success so far in his career, he said he likes to make an impact in all three zones. Taking care of his defensive end is all part of the job.

"I think I'm a two-way center who can play well offensively and defensively," Roy said. "I like to go hard on the forecheck and protect the puck with my body."

With an entire summer between the trade and the first chance Roy will have to don his new team's gear, there is a lot to look forward to for Vegas' newest player. The Amos, Quebec native said he's thrilled by the idea of playing with Marc-Andre Fleury whom he grew up watching.

For now, Roy's focus remains the same as it did before the trade - get ready to become a full-time NHL player. What has changed is the jersey that he is aiming to wear.

"I'm just so excited to be a Vegas Golden Knight and I can't wait for this year's camp heading into the season," Roy said. "It feels so good to say that."

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VGK Select Forward Peyton Krebs In Round 1 Of The 2019 NHL Entry Draft

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Vegas Golden Knights In Pictures...

VEGAS (July 1, 2019)  -- Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 1, that the team has signed forwards Patrick Brown and Tyrell Goulbourne each to a two-year contract through the 2020-21 season worth an average annual value of $700,000 and signed defensemen Brett Lernout and Jaycob Megna each to a one-year contract through the 2019-20 season worth an average annual value of $700,000. McPhee will be available to the media at City National Arena at 3 p.m. PT to discuss the transactions. A transcript of the availability will be provided upon request.

Brown, 27, helped lead the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers to the 2018-19 Calder Cup championship after recording 35 points (19 G, 16 A) in 70 games during the regular season. The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan native finished with 10 points (5 G, 5 A) to go with 18 penalty minutes in 11 Calder Cup playoff games. The Checkers' captain has appeared in 28 NHL games, all with the Carolina Hurricanes, and has recorded two points (1 G, 1 A) to go with eight penalty minutes. Brown also appeared in eight games for Carolina during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Goulbourne, 25, recorded 18 points (9 G, 9 A) to go with 135 penalty minutes in 63 games for the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms during the 2018-19 season. He has appeared in a total of 11 games for the Philadelphia Flyers in parts of two seasons, including two games during the 2018-19 season.

Learnout, 23, recorded nine points (4 G, 5 A) to go with 41 penalty minutes in 74 games with the AHL's Laval Rockets during the 2018-19 season. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native has appeared in 21 NHL games in parts of three seasons, all for the Montreal Canadiens, including 18 games during the 2017-18 season, where he recorded one assists to go with six penalty minutes.

Megna, 26, captained the AHL's San Diego Gulls during the 2018-19 season and recorded 13 points (2 G, 11 A) to go with 20 penalty minutes in 38 games. He also appeared in 16 Calder Cup playoff games for the Gulls and tallied two assists to go with 10 penalty minutes. The Plantation, Florida native also appeared in 28 NHL games for Anaheim Ducks during the 2018-19 season, finishing with four points (1 G, 3 A) to go with 12 penalty minutes. Megna has suited up for the Ducks in parts of three seasons, skating in a total of 43 career games.

Patrick Brown, Forward
Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Height: 5-11
Weight: 214 lbs.
Age: 27
Draft: Undrafted
Shoots: Right
Notes:

Helped lead the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers to the 2018-19 Calder Cup championship
Appeared in 70 games in 2018-19 with the Checkers tallying 35 points (19 G, 16 A) and served as the team's captain
Has appeared in 28 NHL games for the Carolina Hurricanes and has recorded two points (1 G, 1 A)
Played with Boston College (NCAA) from 2010-2014 and helped lead the team to the 2012 NCAA National Championship
Recorded 30 points (15 G, 15 A) in 40 games and served as the team captain during his seniorseason at Boston College

Tyrell Goulbourne, Forward
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 25
Draft: Selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left
Notes:

Recorded 18 points, (9 G, 9 A) to go with 135 penalty minutes in 63 games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) in the 2018-19 season
Appeared in 11 games with the Philadelphia Flyers between the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons
Scored two goals in 10 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms during the 2017-18 playoffs
Won the WHL Championship with the Kelowna Rockets during the 2014-15 season

Brett Lernout, Defenseman
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Height: 6-4
Weight: 213 lbs.
Age: 23
Draft: Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round (73rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right
Notes:

Recorded nine points (4 G, 5 A) to go with 41 penalty minutes in 74 games with the American Hockey League's Laval Rockets during the 2018-19 season
Appeared in 18 games for the Montreal Canadiens during the 2017-18 season and collected one assist to go with six penalty minutes
Finished the 2017-18 season with the Rockets tallying eight points (1 G, 7 A) to go with 33 penalty minutes in 56 games
Recorded 17 points (5 G, 12 A) to go with 74 penalty minutes in 130 games in two seasons with the Rockets

Jaycob Megna, Defenseman
Birthplace: Plantation, FL
Height: 6-6
Weight: 219 lbs.
Age: 26
Draft: Selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the seventh round (210th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left
Notes:

Captained the American Hockey League's San Diego Gulls during the 2018-19 season and recorded 13 points (2 G, 11 A) to go with 20 penalty minutes in 38 games.
Appeared in 28 games with the Anaheim Ducks during the 2018-19 season, collecting four points (1 G, 3 A) to go with 12 penalty minutes
Totaled 65 points (9 G, 5 5A) to go with 96 penalty minutes in 216 games with the San Diego Gulls from 2015-19
Appeared in 14 gams with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2017-18 season collecting one assist
Led the AHL in plus/minus with a plus-33 during the 2016-17 season after setting career-highs in points (27), goals (5), assists (22) and plus/minus in 62 games

Coming soon . . . ..

     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.


    

-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.