Golden Knights Rumors & News

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • The Golden Knights keep getting better, more powerful

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here is a sentence that would have been laughable to even suggest back in October: If the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night they will move into sole possession for first place in the entire NHL. At this point the Golden Knights, the NHL’s latest expansion team,..." January 21

  • Golden Knights’ defense coming into focus with signings

    Pro Hockey Talk "As the Vegas Golden Knights’ success gradually goes from shocking to accepted, there’s still the question of what this team might look like next season and beyond. Such questions are only natural when you consider all the key players who still need contract extensions. Golden Knights management..." January 16

  • Golden Knights sign Jon Merrill to 2-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have signed defenceman Jon Merrill to a two-year contract extension worth $2.75 million. " January 16

  • Deryk Engelland Signs One-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have locked up another pending free agent, signing Deryk Engelland to a one-year, $1.5MM extension. The deal also includes up to $1MM in performance bonuses according to CapFriendly, similar to the deal he is currently on. Engelland was set to become an unrestricted free..." January 15

  • McPhee, Gallant not caught up in Cup dreams despite Vegas’ rise

    Sportsnet "There are some stories in sports that you just can’t replicate, that exist in their own pocket of historic glory, the characters involved having just one chance to get it right. With the first half of the 2017-18 campaign in the books, the Vegas Golden Knights are marching towards one such..." January 14

  • Golden Knights face tough test in James Neal extension

    Fanrag Sports "When the Vegas Golden Knights selected James Neal from the Nashville Predators in the expansion draft this past summer, it was assumed that the forward would eventually be flipped for futures. General manager George McPhee likely believed at that point that his team was several years away from..." January 13

  • Golden Knights respond to Army's opposition of team trademark

    Sporting News "It's possible the Vegas Golden Knights could not have that name for much longer. Army is opposing the team's trademark, saying it is remarkably close to that of the university's parachute team also dubbed the Golden Knights. Army officially opposed the trademark Wednesday, and the Golden..." January 11

  • Golden Knights Place Luca Sbisa On Injured Reserve "Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, January 10, that the team has placed defenseman Luca Sbisa on the injured reserve list. Sbisa is expected to miss at least 6-8 weeks. The 27-year-old defenseman underwent successful surgery to repair a ruptured a ligament in..." January 10

  • Cooper, Trotz, Laviolette, Gallant to coach at NHL All-Star Game "The National Hockey League announced today that Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic), Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators (Central), Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan) and Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific) will serve as the head coaches for..." January 07

  • Golden Knights to explore signing James Neal to contract extension

    Sportsnet "When James Neal was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in last year’s expansion draft, it was believed the pending unrestricted free agent would likely be dealt prior to the trade deadline as a way to accumulate assets and bolster the long-term health of the franchise. Its inaugural season..." January 07

  • Gallant clear favorite in Adams race for work with Golden Knights "If you still don't believe in the Vegas Golden Knights, you should. Though the Golden Knights selected three-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and forward Jonathan Marchessault (coming off his first 30-goal season in the NHL with the Florida Panthers) at the 2017 NHL Expansion..." January 07

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Golden Knights GM taking wait-and-see approach to NHL trade deadline

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights are the talk of the NHL right now, authoring one of the best storylines imaginable. You know the narrative already: Expansion franchise dominates swiftly during first year in league. However, the way general manager George McPhee is operating, you wouldn’t think that..." January 04

  • Golden Knights sign C Jonathan Marchessault to 6-year deal "The Golden Knights have locked up center Jonathan Marchessault to a long-term deal. The team announced Wednesday they signed Marchessault to a six-year contract worth $30 million. Marchessault joined the Golden Knights in the expansion draft after scoring 30 goals and adding 21 assists last..." January 03

  • Expansion team? Vegas Golden Knights simply one of NHL's best

    Michigan Live "It isn't supposed to be this easy in a franchise's first season. But the Vegas Golden Knights keep rolling, especially at home, and sit atop the NHL's Pacific Division nearly halfway through their inaugural campaign. The Knights won their eighth straight game Tuesday night and have points in..." January 03

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Confidence is high as Golden Knights head into 2018

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "December was very good for the Golden Knights. How good? They went 11-1-1 and with the 23 points, moved to the top of the Pacific Division and have the best record in the NHL’s Western Conference at 26-9-2. The 23 points also was a record for a first-year team for the month. But as coach..." January 02

  • Golden Knights enter the record books again after overtime win

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights never cease to amaze. With a 3-2 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, the NHL’s newest addition — its rookie team — kept raising the bar in regards to what an expansion team can accomplish with a little magic and a heaping spoonful of buy-in. The..." December 29

  • Golden Knights owner talks success, strategy, re-signing pending UFAs

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have been the feel-good story of the first half of the NHL season. The expansion franchise is atop the Pacific Division with a 23-9-2 record and tied for first place in the Western Conference. In fact, only the Tampa Bay Lightning boast a higher points percentage. All..." December 27

  • Golden Knights to increase season-ticket prices for 2018-19

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Golden Knights announced Friday their policy and price increases for 2018-19 for their more than 14,000 season-ticket subscribers. The price of a one-year season ticket will increase. But prices will remain the same for three-year, five-year and 10-year plans. Increases will be as little..." December 23

  • Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray and their lasting friendship formed in Pittsburgh

    Pro Hockey Talk "The text was short and sweet, but it was the start of a friendship that continues today despite a difference in uniforms. Matt Murray had just won the 2014-15 “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as AHL rookie of the year when his phone buzzed. It was a text from Marc-Andre Fleury, who was coming off..." December 15

  • Golden Knights activate goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from injured list

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights have activated goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from the injured list after he missed 25 games with a concussion. Fleury had made four starts, going 3-1 with a 2.48 goals-against average, before taking a hit to the head against Detroit. The injury was at first not thought to be..." December 10

  • Golden Knights apologize for another unprofessional tweet

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights have apologized for an ill-advised tweet made on Friday night in Nashville. The incident stems from a now-deleted tweet, which the Tennessean’s Adam Vingan captured here, that suggested that members of the Nashville Predators media contingent were cheering after the..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Marc-Andre Fleury Returns To Full Practice

    Sinbin Vegas "We are now just one step away from Marc-Andre Fleury making his return to the ice after missing nearly two months with a concussion. Fleury cleared his neurological exams last week and today he made his return to the ice as a full participant in the team’s final practice before heading to..." December 06

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Will Golden Knights still be sellers if they’re in the playoff hunt?

    Sportsnet "When the Vegas Golden Knights were going through the expansion draft process last summer, most of their plans focused on the long-term outlook for the team. Sure, they were arguably in a better position than previous expansion squads to ice a competitive lineup under the 2017 protection rules,..." December 01

  • Golden Knights ink Brayden McNabb to 4-year contract extension "Defenseman Brayden McNabb signed a four-year, $10 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday. The contract runs through the 2021-22 NHL season with an average annual value of $2.5 million. The 26-year-old could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018. McNabb..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Facts and Figures: Golden Knights continue setting records "If it seems like the Vegas Golden Knights are setting some sort of record almost every day, it's because they are. Their 4-2 win at the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday was their fifth in a row, the second time they've won five consecutive games in their first season. That matches the total of..." November 26

  • Golden Knights can’t stop, won’t stop

    Pro Hockey Talk "There may not be a more intriguing story in the NHL this year than what is going on in Sin City. Defying all the odds, the Vegas Golden Knights — a team comprised of spare parts that general manager George McPhee picked out of a discard bin this past summer — sit on top of the Pacific Division..." November 23

  • Malcolm Subban or Maxime Lagace in net? Knights aren’t saying

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Whose net is it? That’s the question everyone wants to know as the Golden Knights return to T-Mobile Arena on Sunday to host the Los Angeles Kings at 5 p.m. Will Malcolm Subban return in goal after missing 11 games with a lower-body injury? Or will Maxime Lagace, who has started the past..." November 19

  • Golden Knights activate Subban from injured reserve

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights activated goaltender Malcolm Subban off of injured reserve on Friday. The team also sent emergency call-up Dylan Ferguson back to the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. Vegas has been beset by a large assortment of injuries to its netminders this season, with starter Marc-Andre..." November 17

  • Goaltending Woes Continue For Vegas Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights were down to their fourth string goaltender when they went to Maxime Lagace on October 30th. Oscar Dansk had been the latest victim, following Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban to the injured reserve list. Last night, Lagace was pulled after allowing seven goals on 29..." November 15

  • Goaltender Maxime Lagace relishes journey with Golden Knights

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Maxime Lagace’s second goaltender mask was delivered recently and features warriors from the movie “300.” “Just a little more, I want to say, raw,” he said. “More action on it.” Sounds pretty epic. Does that mean the Golden Knights goaltender is going to switch masks following one of the..." November 13

  • Switch to center suits Golden Knights’ William Karlsson

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "William Karlsson scored six goals in 81 games last season for Columbus. He needed 16 games with the Golden Knights to match that total. Karlsson was the No. 1 star in Friday’s 5-2 win over Winnipeg at T-Mobile Arena with two goals, and the 24-year-old has produced at almost a point-per-game..." November 12

  • Shipachyov: Russians should 'think 10 times' before leaving KHL

    Sportsnet "It’s safe to say the Vadim Shipachyov era in Vegas didn’t turn out as either party had predicted. After repeated AHL assignments, a brief three-game stay in the big leagues, and a messy financial split, the veteran Russian pivot returned to the KHL Saturday, signing a one-year deal with his old..." November 11

  • Shipachyov signs with former KHL team

    TSN "Former Vegas Golden Knights forward Vadim Shipachyov has signed a one-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL. The agreement will run until the completion of the 2017/18 campaign. Before moving to the Golden Knights in the off-season, Shipachyov played four seasons with the KHL club..." November 11

  • Shipachyov becomes first player to retire as member of Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "Vadim Shipachyov has officially retired from the NHL, becoming the first player to do so as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights. Shipachyov will return to Russia. He signed with Vegas in May, after many seasons of standout play in the KHL." November 09

  • Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury back on ice for Golden Knights

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Golden Knights finally received some good news regarding their goaltenders. Marc-Andre Fleury skated Wednesday at City National Arena for the first time since his concussion Oct. 13 in a game against Detroit, an indication the team’s No. 1 netminder is close to returning to the..." November 09

  • After blockbuster, here are six players who could be traded this season

    USA Today "The Ottawa Senators’ inability to re-sign potential unrestricted free agent Kyle Turris was the impetus for Sunday's three-team blockbuster deal that involved Turris, Matt Duchene, plus four other players and three draft picks. The Senators didn’t want the risk of having Turris leave without..." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Vadim Shipachyov to leave Golden Knights for KHL via retirement

    Sportsnet "Vadim Shipachyov will retire from the NHL in order to return to Russia, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Engels. Shipachyov signed with Vegas in May, after many seasons of standout play in the KHL. He was unable to crack the Golden Knights roster, and would not report to the AHL, as both he and..." November 04

  • Golden Knights make more history with ninth win

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL hasn’t seen a new team get off to a hot start like the one the Vegas Golden Knights are experiencing in almost a century. Literally. Vegas’ accomplishment becomes even more interesting when you consider that they’re now at nine wins (after edging the Ottawa Senators in a see-saw 5-4..." November 04

  • Should Golden Knights sell at deadline if they’re contending?

    Sportsnet "Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee may have some hard decisions to make come February. McPhee has all along made clear his intentions to take a long-term approach to building a contender in Nevada, but a surprisingly hot start by his team has some wondering whether the expansion..." November 04

  • NHL, NHLPA agree on Shipachyov solution

    TSN "According to TSN Insider Pierre LeBrun, the NHL and NHLPA have an agreement in place for a solution to release forward Vadim Shipachyov from the Vegas Golden Knights. LeBrun says nothing is official yet, but everything should be finalized by Monday and it is believed that voluntary retirement..." November 04

  • Golden Knights north of border for first time in showdown with Ottawa

    Las Vegas Sun "The Golden Knights' second road trip of the year hasn’t started the way they would have liked with three straight losses in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Boston. Today, Vegas makes its first regular-season trip to Canada, where they face the Ottawa Senators in the capital. The Senators have lost five of..." November 04

  • McPhee says Vegas won't trade for a goalie

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights are down to their fourth-string goaltender with Maxime Lagace set to start Thursday night, with emergency WHL call-up Dyland Feguson serving as back-up. The team is without a timeline for the return of concussed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, while backup Malcolm Subban..." November 02