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Golden Knights Practice Facility To Be Named City National Arena

City National has also been named official bank of the Vegas Golden Knights

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (July 24, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley announced today, July 24, that the team has signed a multi-year partnership with City National Bank. Under this agreement, the Golden Knights practice facility, which is scheduled to officially open later this summer, will be named City National Arena.

"Our practice facility was designed to be the official home of the Vegas Golden Knights but also a state-of-the-art community ice center for all Las Vegans to enjoy," said Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley. "We are thrilled to partner with City National Bank on this endeavor, as City National shares in our vision of growing the sport of hockey in Southern Nevada and has a strong commitment to the community. City National Arena will provide best-in-class amenities and programs for all skill levels and experience, regardless of age or gender. We look forward to officially opening our doors later this summer."

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Summer with Stanley

Fleury brings Stanley Cup home for 'last day as a Penguin'

Golden Knights goalie takes trophy to Quebec, shifts focus to Vegas

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

SOREL-TRACY, Quebec -- Marc-Andre Fleury was in the middle of Colisee Cardin, the biggest rink in his hometown, and stood with the Stanley Cup as hundreds of local minor hockey players waited their turn for a picture with their local hero Saturday night.

The kids came out from the stands in small groups, one team at a time, wearing their jerseys, and Fleury made sure to shake hands and chat with each of them before posing for pictures and signing autographs. One kid even interviewed Fleury, using a marker as a microphone, and the Vegas Golden Knights goaltender played along, answering his questions.

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Golden Knights Steamrolling Towards Season Opener During Busy Summer

Despite a lack of games on the ice, the Golden Knights have been busy off the ice this summer

by Gary Lawless @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

For a while there the duck was soaring and diving and quacking and doing all sorts of business for everyone to see. While, it's back to smooth gliding on the pond, underneath those duck feet are still furiously paddling.

No internationally televised awards shows are emanating from Vegas crowing about every move made by the Golden Knights and the media buzz has softened for the moment but work and progress is still being made.

Hockey operations continue to move forward in preparation for training camp and the coming season. The training facility is close to completion and ice is expected to go in any day.

On the business side sponsorships and tickets are being sold. It's not as public as it once was but it's full speed ahead for the Golden Knights.

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1990s Music Remains A Mystery To Golden Knights Prospects

Vegas' youngest players were born in the late 1990s, so aren't too familiar with that decade's pop culture

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

It's something that every generation says.

As soon as the next wave of NHL prospects break into the league, past generations lament how old the new youngsters make them feel.

It was said by our grandparents by their successors, echoed by our parents and now falls in line with the modern day.

Except when it comes to the Golden Knights' recent draftees - whom were mostly born in the late 1990s - the generational divide seems exceptionally distinct.

After all, when presented with some of their birth decade's classic tunes, Vegas prospects were left…

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Red Line Report Ranks Vegas' Draft Performance As Tops In NHL

Red Line Report: "This was such a lopsided win, they may have lapped the field - twice! This was like Secretariat winning by 30 lengths."

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

By this point, the number is well known.

12.

As in the Golden Knights selected an NHL-high 12 players at the NHL Entry Draft, while trading a 13th pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for left wing Keegan Kolesar.

It's been known that the quantity was there for Vegas. According to the Red Line Report, however, there was also quite a bit of quality.

In the publication's recent grading of every NHL team's performance at June's Entry Draft, the Golden Knights ranked first among all 31 organizations.

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A Chat With Calvin Pickard

The Golden Knights goalie discusses The Bachelorette, Mayweather-McGregor and Mike Tyson's face tattoo in a wide-ranging interview

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The stats are easy to look up.

Calvin Pickard is a goalie that the Golden Knights selected from the Colorado Avalanche in the Expansion Draft.

He was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and grew up in Winnipeg and catches with his left hand.

And he's 25-years-old.

These stats are easy to look up.

So we took the time to ask Pickard some "important" questions in his first-ever interview with VegasGoldenKnights.com.

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Who Will Lead The Golden Knights In Goals This Season?

There are several candidates with a chance to pace Vegas' goal scoring in 2017-18

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

For some teams, this is an easy question.

If you said today, July 18, that Alexander Ovechkin was going to lead the Washington Capitals in goal scoring this season, it would be hard to not believe you.

Ditto for John Tavares with the New York Islanders. Or Vladimir Tarasenko in St. Louis.

Patrik Laine in Winnipeg, Patrick Kane in Chicago or Max Pacioretty with Montreal.

For the Golden Knights, however, who'll lead the team in goal scoring during its inaugural season is a legitimate question.

Below, we provide arguments of why a few of Vegas' players have the chance to lead the team in goals.

We invite you to tweet us at @GoldenKnights who you think will lead the team in goals.

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Erik Brannstrom's Whirlwind Summer Continues With First Pro Contract

The defenseman was drafted 15th overall in this June's NHL Draft

by Gary Lawless @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Golden Knights GM George McPhee also signed all three of his 2017 first round picks to entry-level contracts on Saturday.

Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki and Erik Brannstrom all agreed to terms with Vegas.

"It's amazing and I feel great about this," said Brannstrom, via phone from Sweden. "I've already begun training and I'm ready to begin the road towards playing in Vegas."

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Explaining Vegas' First-Round Draft Picks' New Contracts

Making sense of where Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki and Erik Brannstrom are eligible to play this season

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

On Saturday, the Golden Knights signed all three of the team's 2017 first-round draft picks to three-year, entry-level contracts.

This isn't t say that Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki and Erik Brannstrom are professional hockey players just yet, nor will they immediately be receiving major dollars.

Below, we break down what their new contracts mean for each of the three players.

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Golden Knights Sign Three First-Round Picks To Entry-Level Contracts

Forwards Cody Glass and Nick Suzuki, and defenseman Erik Brannstrom were all selected at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (July 15, 2017) -  Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 15, that the team has signed all three first-round draft picks from their 2017 NHL Entry Draft class. Forward Cody Glass, forward Nick Suzuki and defenseman Erik Brannstrom all signed three-year, entry-level contracts.

 The Golden Knights selected Glass sixth overall, Suzuki 13th overall and Brannstrom 15th overall during the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. All three participated in the team's inaugural Development Camp, which was held in Las Vegas from June 27 - July 1.

 "This is an exciting announcement for the Golden Knights organization as we signed three of our top prospects," said Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee. "Cody, Nick and Erik have demonstrated exceptional skill and hockey sense playing at their current levels. We will look for these players to continue to exhibit the hard work necessary to further their development and continue their positive career trajectories."

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