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Vegas Acquires 2018 Fifth-Round Pick From Carolina For Marcus Kruger

Kruger was acquired by the Golden Knights on July 2 from the Chicago Blackhawks

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (July 4, 2017) -  Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 4, that the team has acquired a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Marcus Kruger. Kruger was acquired by the Golden Knights on July 2 from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for future considerations.
 

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Get To Know Central Scouting's Top 10 Prospects

The Golden Knights will pick No. 6 overall at the 2017 NHL Draft

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Entering the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo this week, the Golden Knights will begin the team's final push toward the first Entry Draft in team history.

Scheduled for June 23-24 in Chicago, the Golden Knights will pick No. 6 overall in the first round, and are currently scheduled to pick once in each of the draft's seven rounds.

RELATED: Update on Golden Knights' search for broadcasters

Heading into the NHL Draft, here is a countdown of the players Central Scouting has ranked 1-10.

1. Nolan Patrick

Position: Center

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 198

Date of Birth: September 19, 1998

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, CAN

Current Team: Brandon Wheat Kings

Often a linemate of Reid Duke, Patrick has ridden the No. 1 ranking throughout the 2016-17 season, despite injuries limiting him to only 33 games. Although he doesn't have the game-breaking speed of other recent No. 1 picks, his all-around acumen is unquestioned, as is the likelihood that he'll play in the NHL next season. Projects as a franchise center.

2016-17 Stats

Games Played: 33
Goals: 20
Assists: 26
Points: 46
Penalty Minutes: 36

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Foley's Roots In Rocky Mountain Region An Influence On Team's TV Deal

The team's partnership with ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain will bring the Golden Knights to Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and parts of California and Arizona

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Bill Foley has roots all over the United States.

The Golden Knights' chairman and CEO spent most of his childhood in West Texas. His business career flourished in Jacksonville, Fla., where one of his primary non-hockey ventures, Fidelity National Financial, has been located.

The 72-year-old attended colleges in New York and the state of Washington, has wineries in Napa Valley and even spent part of his childhood in Canada, when his father was stationed in Ottawa with the U.S. Air Force.

RELATED: Bubolz updates team's search for broadcasters

For the past 20 years, Foley has also spent a significant amount of time in Montana.

With one of his primary residences in Whitefish, Mont., Foley, as well as anyone involved with the NHL, understands this region.

This is what has influenced Foley to believe that his NHL team, even though primarily belonging to the people of Las Vegas, could also become "the team of the Rockies."

The first major step in transforming Foley's belief from a notion into something notable came on Tuesday, when the team signed a television partnership with ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain.

Through this partnership, all Golden Knights games will have the opportunity to be watched locally by all of Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and portions of California and Arizona.

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My Expansion Story: Tom McVie

An early-years coach of the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils, Tom McVie shares his personal NHL expansion story

by Tom McVie @GoldenKnights / Special To VegasGoldenKnights.com

It was the end of my first season coaching the Washington Capitals. We weren't very good. We came in last place.

I came in there and the team had struggled before I got there. I think they played 35-40 games and won maybe once. When I got there, Mr. Pollin, who owned the team, told me he mainly wanted us to be a hard-working team. Where even if we didn't win much, he wanted us to be tough as hell to play against.

We weren't going to be the Montreal Canadiens or the Boston Bruins. But boy did we work hard.

Although we didn't win much after I got there, they appreciated the hard work there in Washington. At the end of my first season, they had a big jamboree in the parking lot at the Capital Centre.

We hadn't won much, but we were competitive, so we had this big ole' jamboree in the parking lot and Mr. Pollin was there. We were up on stage and the crowd was screaming my name. Chanting my name.

"We love you, coach."

I had been with a lot of hockey teams, both as a player and a coach. It wasn't until I coached the new Washington Capitals that I had a crowd chant for me like this.

The crowd was chanting my name at the end of a season where we came in last place.

I look over at Mr. Pollin and he was clapping, too.

Mr. Pollin mouthed over to me: "I love you also, coach."

Me being a clown, I said: "Will you still love me, Mr. Pollin, when we don't make the playoffs again next year?"

He said: "sure, I'll miss you, too."

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Golden Knights To Host "Sticks For Kids" Street Hockey Clinic

Kids ages 5-15 are welcome to participate in the event on May 20, 21 and June 3; will receive a free street hockey stick

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (May 4, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Nehme Abouzeid announced today, May 4, that the team will be hosting a series of free "Sticks For Kids" street hockey clinics throughout Clark County to introduce local youth to the sport of hockey on May 20, May 21 and June 3. Instruction will be led by staff members from the Vegas Golden Knights, with additional instructors expected to be added. All participants will receive a free street hockey stick.

Parents can sign their kids up now by visiting:

https://www.nhl.com/goldenknights/info/sticksforkids

We strongly recommend parents pre-register in order to ensure their spot as space is limited. Kids ages 5-15 are eligible to participate on a first-come, first served basis. There will be different stations set up at each clinic where staff will teach the fundamentals of shooting, stick handling and passing.

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Frozen Fury Pregame Light Show At T-Mobile Arena

Light show was shown at T-Mobile Arena prior to both Frozen Fury games.

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The light show that was shown on T-Mobile Arena's ice surface prior to both Frozen Fury games received rave reviews.

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T-Mobile Arena Ice Installation Time-Lapse

Take a look at the ice installation process at the T-Mobile Arena

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Installing NHL ice into in arena in the middle of the desert is hard work. T-Mobile Arena's staff just makes it look easy.

T-Mobile Arena installed NHL ice for the first time on July 30, 2016.

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T-Mobile Arena Installs Ice for the First Time

The ice is installed at T-Mobile Arena in anticipation for preseason hockey

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 30, Las Vegas was quiet.

Just a few cars skittering up and down the streets and hardly a pedestrian in sight, just hours after The Strip was absolutely hopping with activity.

In the moments just after 7:00 AM, however, something historic was occuring at T-Mobile Arena, which for the first time was installing NHL-quality ice onto the eventual playing surface.

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Hidden Tributes in T-Mobile Arena

Take a peak at some of the attributes of T-Mobile Arena

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

It's one of the most unique looking facilities in sports.

T-Mobile Arena, the home of Las Vegas's NHL team, doesn't have an exterior that looks like anything else in hockey.

A towering glass façade, with sweeping balconies and a giant mesh video screen on the east side. To the west, T-Mobile Arena maintains a distinct, deep shade of copper that emerges from the horizon when approaching the Las Vegas Strip from either Highway 15 or Tropicana Avenue.

Did you know that both of these unmistakable looks were incorporated into T-Mobile Arena's design as a special tribute to Las Vegas culture?

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