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Holzhauer shouts out Golden Knights, nails Daily Double on 'Jeopardy!'

Vegas native wagered $10,617 on question en route to another win

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

He is arguably the greatest Vegas Golden Knights fan/"Jeopardy!" player ever.

Who is James Holzhauer? Correct.

The game show phenomenon shouted out his hometown team by wagering $10,617 on a Daily Double during his 23rd straight win that aired Monday.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: We���ll take subtle Golden Knights shoutouts for $10,617 Alex 🧠That's how @James_Holzhauer does a Daily Double 😎#VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/QbSmXjcall

Holzhauer, a Las Vegas-based pro sports gambler who cranked the Golden Knights rally siren before Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round, has become a pop-culture icon thanks to his streak and efficient game play.

After earning a Daily Double, he called out "Go Knights Go" before wagering the amount that coincided with the date of the Golden Knights' first NHL win, Oct. 6, 2017 against the Dallas Stars.

Naturally he nailed the answer en route to another runaway win. It's also safe to say he probably also knew what position Jonathan Quick plays.

Holzhauer's streak has since ballooned to 25, and winnings up to $1.9 million, after winning again in his most recent game that aired Wednesday.

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