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Las Vegas will have Knights in nickname, owner says

Report: Expansion team colors, logos 'need some refinement'

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Las Vegas will have Knights as part of its nickname, and red as one of its colors, owner Bill Foley said in a radio interview Friday.

"We have our colors picked, we have our basic logo picked, it needs some refinement," Foley said, according to Sportsnet. "We have moved some color schemes around, and the team will be something Knights. K-n-i-g-h-t-s. We have the name."

Foley did not reveal what other word would be connected to Knights, but did admit again it would not be Black Knights, his preferred choice but one used by the U.S. Military Academy, his alma mater, for its sports teams.

Earlier reports said Foley's management group has secured the names Golden Knights, Silver Knights and Desert Knights.

"These are going to be great looking jerseys," Foley said. "The colors will be reflective of the name. It will have certain colors that will be reflective of the Las Vegas environment, like Red Rock, that red color."

Foley said he wanted to announce the expansion team's identity prior to NHL preseason games being played at its T-Mobile Arena on Oct. 7 and 8, but he said that is unlikely to happen. (The Los Angeles Kings play the Dallas Stars then the Colorado Avalanche).

Las Vegas will begin play in the 2017-18 NHL season.

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