VEGAS (May 15, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, May 15, that the team has hired Rick Braunstein as the club's Director of Team Services. Braunstein will manage all aspects around the Vegas Golden Knights travel, which includes planning, coordinating and executing the team's travel accommodations (airline charter, hotels, buses, meals, tickets, practice ice, etc.) for all road games. He will work closely with McPhee and head coach Gerard Gallant to determine the team's daily practice and travel schedules and will also work closely with Director of Hockey Administration Katy Boettinger on player/family transition and relocation to Las Vegas.
"Rick brings a tremendous amount of team services experience to our team," said Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee. "With the number of players who will be new to Las Vegas, we will lean heavily on him and Katy Boettinger to make sure their transition to the Golden Knights is a smooth one. As we get into the season, it will be Rick's responsibility to ensure everything runs efficiently while we are on the road."
Braunstein joins the Golden Knights after spending the last 21 years in the Arizona Coyotes organization. He had been with the Coyotes for every game in their 20-year franchise history and started as the team's Director of Media Relations from 1996 to 2006.
The Brooklyn, NY native then transitioned to the Team Travel Coordinator position and most recently served as the Coyotes' Manager of Team Services where he planned, coordinated and executed the team's travel plans and assisted with the team's daily practice schedule.
Braunstein brings a total of 25 years of NHL experience to the team. Prior to his time in Arizona, he spent time in the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues public relations departments. The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC.
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