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Youngest Slaker To Play Hockey

by Kaitlyn Amaral @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Hockey runs in the Slaker family and Jake Slaker, 22, is the baby of the family.

The early years of Jake's hockey career began growing up around the International Hockey League's Atlanta Knights. Slaker's father Dirk was the team's doctor from 1992-1996. The Slaker family owned a roller hockey rink in the Atlanta area where Jake and his older brothers, Kurt and Zach, would hang out. During summer camps, the Knights would help with the summer camps and the Slaker brothers would play roller-hockey.

Jake played floor hockey with his brothers and during travel tournaments, he always hopped on the ice. He developed a lot faster than his younger teammates, having his brothers along-side.

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Schuldt's High Aspirations Center On Success Heading Into Senior Year

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

When Jimmy Schuldt looks at his upcoming senior year at St. Cloud State University, he sees an opportunity to summit a couple of mountains that he's been scaling since his freshman year.

Coming out of Vegas Golden Knights development camp, Schuldt is ready to prove that he belongs in the NHL at the end of his upcoming senior season by reaching the two highest peaks in college hockey.

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Cotter Opens Eyes At World Junior Summer Showcase With USA Hockey

by Gary Lawless @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Paul Cotter makes you watch him. Every game, every period, every shift.

Take your eyes off Cotter and you'll miss something. He's big, can skate and plays with an edge. He gets to the puck, wins battles and makes plays.

Cotter anticipates the play and as such is always involved. A Cotter shift is anything but uneventful.

These qualities have taken him from an off the radar prospect selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the fourth round of last summer's NHL draft to a burgeoning talent chasing down a spot on Team USA for this season's U-20 world championship.

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Engelland Trades Sports With NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

From the outside, hockey and NASCAR appear to be completely different-because they are. But when Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland and NASCAR champion Kurt Busch traded places for a day, they saw similarities in the two completely separate sports.

Busch, Engelland, and AT&T SportsNet Analyst Shane Hnidy took to the ice at City National Arena Monday morning to give Busch a crash-course on being a hockey player. Just before they hit the ice, Busch said he felt confident despite having skated only four or five times prior, though he worried he wouldn't look as graceful as his new linemates.

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A Day In Stockholm With William Karlsson And Oscar Dansk

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Following their first season with the Golden Knights, Sweden natives William Karlsson and Oscar Dansk took time to reflect on their summer in Stockholm and give insight into their offseason training for the Golden Knights in Stockholm series, presented by Las Vegas.

Every summer, players focus on getting bigger and faster to keep up with the rest of the league. Finding a balance between improving fitness, becoming a better player on the ice and enjoying some down time is something that players focus on during each offseason. For the second summer in a row, Karlsson and Dansk turned to trainer Henrik Petre to prepare them for another season of hockey.

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Golden Knights To Appear In Nine Games On NBC

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights will be playing nine games over the course of the 2018-19 season on NBC Sports Network. Here's what to look for in each of these nationally broadcasted tilts.

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Vegas Golden Knights To Be Featured In Nine Nationally Televised Games

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (August 13, 2018) - The NHL and NBC Sports Group announced today, August 13, their 2018-19 United States national television schedule. Nine Vegas Golden Knights games will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network. All nine games will be NBCSN exclusive broadcasts, meaning the games will be shown on NBCSN throughout the U.S. and locally in the Las Vegas market. AT&T SportsNet will broadcast the other 73 regular season Vegas Golden Knights games locally within the Golden Knights authorized distribution territory.

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VGK Road Trip Day Six - Salt Lake Schmidty

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

For the conclusion of the VGK Road Trip presented by Las Vegas, the Golden Knights staff stopped by for a skate with fans at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex in Utah's capital. Defenseman Nate Schmidt came out to celebrate with yet another group of avid Vegas hockey fans.

The fans in attendance instantly gravitated to Schmidt and he fed off of the positive energy that they were giving off. Young fans wearing No. 88 gleamed as they met their favorite Golden Knight and Schmidt's outgoing personality allowed fans to connect with the Vegas defenseman.

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VGK Road Trip Days Four & Five - A Jackson Hole Lot of Fun

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The middle stretch of the VGK Road Trip presented by Las Vegas provided the Golden Knights staff with a chance to experience all that Jackson Hole has to offer. The group arrived in Wyoming on Tuesday night and spent two nights in town.

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VGK Road Trip Day Three - Ahoy Boise!

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The third day of the VGK Road Trip presented by Vegas started strong at Idaho IceWorld in Boise as the group arrived to an excited group of Golden Knights fans. The two-rink facility packed with fans and young hockey players looking for a taste of the region's latest sensation.

Defenseman Jon Merrill joined the festivities and participated in a youth hockey clinic with more than 60 local children. Drills were set up for skaters of all levels designed to combine skating, shooting and passing.

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