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Golden Knights honor flagship season ticket holder who passed away

Team showed video tribute, distributed T-shirts for fans to rip after first goal

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

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NJD@VGK: Golden Knights salute John Baratta

During their game against the Devils, the Golden Knights pay tribute to John 'Hulk' Baratta, a season ticket holder who passed away

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The Vegas Golden Knights said goodbye to one of their biggest fans Tuesday.

The Golden Knights honored John Baratta, a flagship season ticket holder who died Monday, during their game against the New Jersey Devils at T-Mobile Arena.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: The Fortress lost one of its own on Monday. We honor season ticket member John Baratta and we thank him for his passion since day one. We will always remember his shirt-ripping and The Hulk energy he brought on Knight Tron. 💪 #VegasBorn

Barrata died of a heart attack at 68, according to, and the Golden Knights recorded a tribute video in his honor. 

"It's like we lost a family member," Golden Knights fan Linda Grandis told

Burrata was known for his Hulk-style mustache and penchant for ripping his shirt after Vegas goals at T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights distributed shirts to fans sitting in his customary section, Section 8, and those fans ripped the threads after Max Pacioretty scored first for Vegas.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: That one���s for John 💪

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