As the 2019 NHL offseason drags on, Vegas Golden Knights fans are eager to head back to The Fortress to root for their favorite team. While they wait for the action to return to the ice, the countdown is on for the first hockey of the 2019-20 season.
On Thursday, Sept. 5, Vegas Golden Knights Rookie Camp presented by NextGen will open at City National Arena. Young players looking to impress team management will gather and learn from the NHL coaches as they get ready for the 2019-20 season. The first on-ice session will be Friday, Sept. 6.
The rookies will head to southern California for the Anaheim Rookie Faceoff from Sept. 7-10 to compete against first-year players from the Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche. Vegas will play Colorado at 1 p.m. PT on Sept. 7, Arizona at 3 p.m. PT on Sept. 8 and end the tournament against the Ducks at 3 p.m. PT on Sept. 10.
Fans can see the team's rookie camp roster here.
Training camp for the entire team officially opens on Thursday, Sept. 12 with the first on-ice session slated for Friday, Sept. 13.
The Golden Knights will host the Arizona Coyotes for the first game of the preseason on Sunday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena. It will be the first of seven VGK preseason games to air locally on KTNV Channel 13 in Las Vegas. It's also the first of four preseason home games for the Golden Knights at which all fans will receive a collective bobblehead. Fans at T-Mobile Arena will receive Mark Stone's bobblehead on Sept. 15.
Vegas will play on the road three times during the preseason. The Golden Knights visit Colorado on Sept. 17, Los Angeles on Sept. 19 and San Jose on Sept. 21.
The team returns home Sept. 25 to host the Colorado Avalanche. Fans in attendance will receive a Nate Schmidt bobblehead. Jonathan Marchessault's bobblehead will be feature on Sept. 27 as Vegas hosts the Kings. For the final preseason game, the Golden Knights square off with the San Jose Sharks on Sept. 29 with fans taking home William Karlsson bobbleheads.
The regular season kicks off on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. as the Golden Knights open the 2019-20 campaign against San Jose.
VGK fans should stay tuned for additional fan events leading up to the 2019-20 season.