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Social media welcomes the Vegas Golden Knights

Hockey world reacts to name announcement for 31st NHL franchise @NHLdotcom

The Vegas Golden Knights became the NHL's 31st franchise, and their name reveal lit up social media Tuesday.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: As the @NHL enters its 100th year, the Golden Knights are here. #BoldInGold

The Golden Knights name trended across North America on Twitter, and they debuted #BoldinGold for their fans to use. Many teams, including some of Vegas' future Pacific Division rivals starting next season, offered kind regards in welcoming the Golden Knights to the League.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Welcome to the show, @GoldenKnights! We'll see you guys soon. ��

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: .@GoldenKnights And to think they said hockey wouldn't last in the desert. ��Welcome to the show! We're glad to have you.

Tweet from @DallasStars: .@GoldenKnights Welcome to the family! We're already fans of your home ice ��

The New York Rangers could only think of the legendary casino New York, New York while dreaming of their first trip to Vegas.

The people at adidas Hockey created these videos to introduce the new team name and fire up fans.

Tweet from @adidashockey: Introducing /// ���#teamadidas ��   Tweet from @adidashockey: Their Crusade Has Begun.@GoldenKnights ��� Defenders of their ice and the city of Las Vegas.#teamadidas ��

The NHL Shop also unveiled a full line of Golden Knights merchandise.

Tweet from @NHL_Shop: The newest @NHL team is... the @VegasHockeyNHL #VegasIsHockey #GoldenKnights Get all your gear right here:

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