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Roenick has big night in Vegas, dresses as Elvis, plays with The Drumbots

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Roenick dresses up as Elvis

SJS@VGK, Gm2: Roenick joins in on Elvis fun

R2, Gm2: Jeremy Roenick dresses up as Elvis and joins several impersonators on the glass during Game 2 at T-Mobile Arena

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Viva Jeremy Roenick!

The former NHL player turned NBC analyst put on his best Elvis costume and joined some of the famous Vegas impersonators in the front row at Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round between the Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena.

"Crazy, right? Leave it to me to do all the crazy stuff," Roenick told about his busy night.

Roenick first became enamored with the Elvises when he interviewed them at the Golden Knights' Stanley Cup Playoff debut against the Los Angeles Kings on April 11.

Video: SJS@VGK, Gm2: Roenick drums alongside Drumbots

But Roenick's tenure with them Saturday was short lived, as the Elvis wearing a black cape and leisure suit bounced Roenick from his seat and referred to him as -- gasp! -- an imposter. 

"I like dressing up period," Roenick said with a laugh. "Being Elvis was great. I loved it. I don't mind making a fool out of myself."

But Roenick found friendly faces elsewhere inside the arena. During the second period, he was spotted banging on a drum with The Drumbots. Roenick was decked out in full uniform, including the light-up glasses.

The first-ever playoff appearance in Golden Knights history has been quite entertaining and Roenick soaked up every bit of it on Saturday.

"It's unbelievable. Not to mention what they're doing for the League or doing for the city. But for the whole sports world. They're bringing so much happiness to so many people and supporting a city that a lot of people didn't think could support a pro sports team," Roenick said. "That's what is so good about being here. It has such a good vibe. The people here love the team so much. It's almost like the team has been here for years."

Later on, Roenick scored an interview with lifelong hockey fan and Las Vegas resident Lil Jon, the rap hit-maker who has quickly become a die-hard Golden Knights fan.

- Staff Writer Lisa Dillman contributed to this report


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