Golden Knights Rumors & News

  • Pending free agents Neal, Perron considering moving on from Vegas

    Sportsnet "Fresh off a whirlwind inaugural season that saw them march all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, the Vegas Golden Knights now find themselves mired in a complicated off-season. With negotiations underway between the team and the handful of key roster players in need of new deals, the..." June 24

  • How Leafs, Golden Knights can lure John Tavares away from Islanders

    Sportsnet "Let’s call it the $100-million question: Does John Tavares truly want to test the NHL’s lucrative open market? We know he’s going to listen to what a small handful of teams have to say during a series of meetings in Los Angeles early next week. The Toronto Maple..." June 24

  • Neal has offer, Reaves seeks longer contract from Golden Knights

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights have offered contracts to forwards James Neal, David Perron and Ryan Reaves and defenseman Luca Sbisa, general manager George McPhee said at the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center on Saturday. Each can become an unrestricted free agent July..." June 24

  • Report: Kovalchuk's agent expected to meet with Bruins, Kings, Knights, Sharks

    The Score "After weeks of speculation, Ilya Kovalchuk's preferred NHL destination is starting to become much clearer, as the highly sought-after winger's agent is expected to meet with four teams Friday to discuss acquiring the sniper's services, according to The Athletic's Pierre..." June 22

  • Gerard Gallant Wins 2018 Jack Adams Award

    Bleacher Report "Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant was recognized for his team's history-making season Wednesday, as he was named the winner of the Jack Adams Award. Gallant beat out Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche and Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins to secure the award..." June 21

  • William Karlsson wins Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson claimed the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Wednesday, which is presented to the player voted to have "exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." It was a..." June 21

  • Vegas' George McPhee named top general manager

    The Record "George McPhee has been named the NHL's general manager of the year in the fourth trophy given to the Vegas Golden Knights at the NHL Awards. Exactly one year after his remarkable performance in the expansion draft, McPhee was a no-brainer choice for the award after his masterful..." June 21

  • Engelland of Golden Knights wins Messier Award for NHL leadership

    NHL.com "Deryk Engelland of the Vegas Golden Knights won the Mark Messier Leadership award, presented to the NHL player who exemplifies great leadership qualities on and off the ice and who plays a leading role in his community growing the game of hockey, at the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the..." June 21

  • Vegas Golden Knights Revisiting Talks On Erik Karlsson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators made waves this morning when they traded Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, but may not be done stealing the headlines this week. Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that all eyes are now on captain Erik Karlsson, and that talks have started up again with the Vegas Golden..." June 19

  • Vegas Golden Knights Sign Lucas Elvenes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have inked another prospect, signing Lucas Elvenes to a three-year entry-level contract. " June 15

  • NHL Insider Thinks Vegas Could Be Surprise Landing Spot for John Tavares

    12 Up "​This would be a huge get for Sin City. The Knights made history this year by being the most successful expansion team in sports history. They won their division as well as the Western Conference. Now it seems like they could potentially get even better heading into the 2018-2019..." June 14

  • Vegas Golden Knights Sign Brooks Macek

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to his former club team, Brooks Macek has signed a one-year two-way contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. Once a Detroit Red Wings draft pick, Macek has been playing in the German DEL " June 12

  • Golden Knights Sign Stefan Matteau to One-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, June 11, that the team has signed forward Stefan Matteau. Matteau inked a one-year contract worth an NHL average annual value of $650,000 and an American Hockey League Base Salary of $110,000. Matteau spent most..." June 12

  • Erik Karlsson Not Likely To Get Moved To Vegas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their season wrapping up much more quietly than the Washington Capitals, the Vegas Golden Knights will now look to continue their success next season. Due to the failed trade deadline move to acquire Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson many months ago, many people believe that Vegas general..." June 10

  • Marc-Andre Fleury: ‘I hope I finish my career’ in Vegas

    Sportsnet "Coming off one of his best, albeit with a difficult end, playoff performances, Marc-Andre Fleury’s season was a redemption story of its own. After more than a decade as the Penguins’ workhorse, the 2003 first overall pick was demoted to No. 2 behind prized prospect on the..." June 09

  • Golden Knights Getting Golden Pendants ... For Golden Playoff Run

    TMZ "They didn't get the silver, so the Vegas Knights will settle for gold ...  TMZ Sports has learned celebrity jeweler Boodaddy Diamonds is hooking up every single player on the Vegas team with a special gold pendant in honor of making the Stanley Cup..." June 09

  • Las Vegas sportsbooks avoid big payout as Knights fall short of Stanley Cup

    ESPN "The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night, ending a Cinderella inaugural season for the Vegas Golden Knights. And while Las Vegas sportsbooks won't have to pay out millions of dollars in preseason Golden Knights futures tickets that bettors..." June 08

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • David Perron Discussed Extension With Vegas Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have two key unrestricted free agents up front in James Neal and David Perron, and at least one of them has made his desire to stay clear. David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal tweets that Perron discussed an extension during the..." June 08

  • Golden Knights coach says 'pressure is off us' in Stanley Cup Final

    NHL.com "Gerard Gallant's message sounded a lot like his words from about eight months ago, before the Vegas Golden Knights played their first game. "The pressure is off us now," the coach said on a conference call Tuesday. "We're going to go out and play and work hard..." June 06

  • Life as a Golden Knights player is pretty good in Las Vegas

    Pro Hockey Talk "It took 112 years for the city of Las Vegas to finally get a major sports team, and its first year couldn’t have gone any better.  An NHL expansion team in the Stanley Cup Final? No one was thinking that in the first year, not even Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley, who..." June 05

  • Should Golden Knights have pulled Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 4?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Golden Knights netminder Marc-Andre Fleury came into the Stanley Cup Final with a .947 save percentage. Pretty good, right? Well, let’s just say that number has gone down thanks to the Washington Capitals, who have scored at least three goals on him in each..." June 05

  • Las Vegas plans parade for Golden Knights — win or lose

    Sporting News "Golden Knights fans with visions of a championship parade down Las Vegas' famous Strip, in between the giant castle, roller coasters and a faux Eiffel Tower, will get their wish regardless if the Stanley Cup is a part of it — which is now unlikely after..." June 05

  • Stanley Cup Final tickets four times more expensive than NBA Finals tickets

    Sportsnaut "If you’re sensing a general feeling of malaise around the NBA Finals, you’re not alone. This is in stark contrast to the Stanley Cup Final. Fans can get into Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena for Wednesday’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals for $241. It would take more than four..." June 04

  • Tomas Tatar Will Play For Golden Knights In Game Four

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have made a change up front as they prepare for Game 4 against the Washington Capitals. The team will insert Tomas Tatar into the lineup in place of David Perron, while moving Alex Tuch up to the second line. " June 04

  • Is the curtain beginning to close on the Vegas Golden Knights?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Could the weight of everything the Vegas Golden Knights have achieved this season be finally starting to catch up with the sporting world’s best story? If so, it would be the worst of the worst possible times. In Vegas’ 100th game as a franchise, they did..." June 04

  • Cracks beginning to show in Golden Knights’ armo

    Sportsnet "It took 100 games, but for the very first time in the gleaming history of the Vegas Golden Knights, we are seeing cracks in their armour. And they’re growing into giant fissures. In the sombre aftermath of the expansion team’s only set of consecutive losses in..." June 03

  • Brooks Orpik: 'Just got the wind knocked out of me' on hit by James Neal

    USA Today "Social media was abuzz about Sunday night about why the NHL concussion spotters didn’t pull Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik from Game 3 after he went down after a heavy hit from Vegas Golden Knights forward James Neal. Orpik had a simple explanation Sunday — a..." June 03

  • Golden Knights success seen as positive for NHL by GMs, executives

    NHL.com "Hurt as it might, Kevin Cheveldayoff can't help himself. Whenever the puck is dropped for a Stanley Cup Final game between the expansion Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, he finds himself glued to the TV. It's a painful exercise for the general..." June 03

  • Capitals coach agreed with goalie interference that took away goal

    Yardbarker "There was no homerism from Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz about a goalie interference call that took away a goal from his team in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday. Early in the first period of Game 3, Devante Smith-Pelly interfered with Vegas Golden Knights goalie..." June 03

  • Orpik's finger needed over 15 stitches after slash from Haula

    The Score "Add Brooks Orpik to the list of Washington Capitals players with banged-up mitts. After Nicklas Backstrom missed four games earlier in the playoffs with a hand injury and Evgeny Kuznetsov exited Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final while appearing to favor his wrist, Orpik took a slash..." June 02

  • Golden Knights Ink Three To Entry-Level Contracts

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After re-signing two players yesterday, the Vegas Golden Knights have added three more names to their future plans. The team announced this evening that they have come to terms on entry-level contracts with draft picks Jake Leschyshyn and Ben Jones and free agent Gage..." June 02

  • Vegas Re-Signs Tomas Hyka And Zac Leslie

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights are keeping busy. The Western Conference champs used today’s break in the Stanley Cup Final to take care of business off the ice. The team announced that they have re-signed impending restricted free agents Tomas Hyka and Zac..." May 31

  • Vegas Sportsbooks Need Hometown Golden Knights to Lose to Avoid Massive Losses

    12 Up " There's a huge conflict brewing in Sin City.   The Vegas Golden Knights made their debut this season and wound up in the midst of the Stanley Cup Final against all odds. Many had their doubts about this newborn team's chances to win it..." May 31

  • Capitals coach calls out Ryan Reaves for ‘vicious’ hit on Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz called out Ryan Reaves for his “vicious” hit on Tom Wilson in the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night. Midway through the second, Reaves saw Wilson in the crease and delivered a shot to his face,..." May 31

  • Trotz thought McNabb's hit on Kuznetsov was high, 'questionable'

    The Score "Capitals head coach Barry Trotz was not a fan of Brayden McNabb's hit on Evgeny Kuznetsov, which knocked Washington's No. 1 center out of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in the first period. Trotz described the play as a "questionable hit" from the Vegas Golden..." May 31

  • Jonathan Marchessault takes dig at Tom Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "Jonathan Marchessault couldn’t resist taking a dig at Tom Wilson after Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night. The Vegas Golden Knights star was asked after his team’s 3-2 loss about teammate Brayden McNabb’s hit that knocked Washington Capitals center..." May 31

  • Golden Knights owner wants to prevent Capitals fans from sitting together

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley was on hand to see his team defeat the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but there is one notable change he'd like to make moving forward. Foley was irked by the Capitals' traveling fan base that occupied large..." May 30

  • Golden Knights haven’t been afraid of tough roster decisions

    Pro Hockey Talk "The perception of the Vegas Golden Knights roster today compared to when it was first assembled 11 months ago is, to say the least, very, very, very different. Heading into the season the opinion of this team when looking at it on paper was that it was going to be awful. Today, there’s a..." May 30

  • Neal says he came up with 'Golden Misfits' nickname

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights have one of their veteran players to thank for coining a moniker that's stuck with them on their unexpected run to the Stanley Cup Final. James Neal told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun that he came up with the "Golden Misfits" nickname during..." May 30

  • Capitals, Golden Knights expecting a much different Game 2

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since Sin City is hosting the opening two games of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, it might be a safe bet to say that Game 2 on Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, live stream) won’t replicate the back-and-forth, exciting hockey we saw during Game 1. The Vegas Golden Knights..." May 30

  • A Golden Knights win could mean $10K payouts for $20 preseason bets

    CBS Sports "The Vegas Golden Knights are favored to win the Stanley Cup, but there was a time when they were long shots to capture a championship in their inaugural season. Not just normal long shots, either. We're talking 500-to-1 long shots. What does that mean? Well, besides the..." May 29

  • Vegas Asked For Tom Wilson, Philipp Grubauer In Exchange For Nate Schmidt

    Washington Post "Think of it this way, Capitals fans: Would you rather have Nate Schmidt or Tom Wilson? It’s not that simple, because in reconstructing the NHL’s expansion draft, there is cloak-and-dagger stuff that might never be completely quantified. But we know this much: The Vegas..." May 29

  • Capitals' Tom Wilson won't be suspended for blindside hit on Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault

    USA Today "Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will not be suspended for his blindside hit in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Vegas Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault, according to a person with direct knowledge of the NHL's decision. The person requested anonymity..." May 29

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Stanley Cup Final Game 1 draws impressive rating despite going up against NBA Game 7

    Awful Announcing "The Vegas Golden Knights’ victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday delivered a 3.72 overnight rating, NBC announced, making it the best-rated Game 1 since 2015. May 29

  • Tom Wilson defends big hit on Jonathan Marchessault

    NBC Sports Washington "Tom Wilson defended his third period hit on Jonathan Marchessault following Monday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, saying he believes it was “a good, clean hit.” Golden Knights Coach Gerard Gallant disagreed, calling the hit “real late.” Gallant..." May 29

  • Capitals' Barry Trotz thought penalty should've been called on Ryan Reaves' goal

    Sporting News "Ryan Reaves scored arguably the most significant goal in the Vegas Golden Knights' 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday night. With the Golden Knights conceding a goal just over a minute into the third period, Reaves answered 1:31 later to put Vegas right..." May 29

  • Golden Knights’ fourth line steps up in big way in Game 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you were wondering when Ryan Reaves last scored in consecutive games, you’d have to go back to Jan. 29-30, 2015 when he was a member of the St. Louis Blues. For Tomas Nosek, you don’t have to go back as far to find his biggest goal before Monday night...." May 29

  • Gary Bettman’s meddling comes to fruition in this Stanley Cup

    New York Post "This is Gary Bettman’s world and the rest of us are just living in it. The commissioner is master of his domain, the Stanley Cup final his vision come to life. The NHL has conquered Las Vegas, just as Bettman said it would. There may never have been a better first-year expansion operation..." May 28