A day after announcing the hirings of Bruno Campese as an amateur scout and Vaughn Karpan as director of player personnel, Las Vegas’ NHL expansion team added another name to its rapidly growing staff.
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After decades of trying, Las Vegas skated into the major leagues Wednesday with the NHL’s decision to award billionaire businessman Bill Foley an expansion franchise beginning with the 2017-18 season.
New owner Bill Foley has hockey people to hire. He has to bring sales people on board. He has to finalize plans and begin construction on his team’s practice facility in Downtown Summerlin.
Nearly 100 people crammed into the banquet room at O’Aces Bar & Grill on South Decatur Boulevard starting at 4 p.m. to celebrate the news that Las Vegas has officially become the 31st team in the NHL.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was given the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL scoring leader and the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player to his team at the annual NHL Awards ceremony Wednesday at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Anyone who put down a deposit for season tickets for the Las Vegas NHL team will be contacted before late July when an open house will be held at T-Mobile Arena.
Bill Foley loves the Army and everything it stands for, loves the values and discipline and traditions. He lives his life within the structure of such uniformity. It’s also how he made sports history in Las Vegas.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is gambling on Las Vegas, finally signing off on the deal to put the first major league franchise on the Strip. The specter of dealing with legal sports wagering no longer seems to be a problem.
Even though it’s a year away and who knows what names could become available, here are five potential coaches for Las Vegas’ new NHL franchise come October 2017.
Now, your Thursday edition of the Review-Journal will be a keeper. Not only will it include front-page coverage of the historic event, but you will get a keepsake 12-page special section.
Joe and Gavin Maloof are comfortable with their role as minority owners of the Las Vegas NHL team. They will let majority owner Bill Foley be the face of the franchise and won’t interfere with the day-to-day operation of the team.
The NHL must approve the team’s nickname, logo and colors. And there’s a mutual understanding between Foley and the league to avoid any gambling references of names.
Had billionaire businessman Bill Foley tried to buy an NHL franchise in 1967 instead of today, he could have gotten in for $2 million instead of the $500 million he is spending to bring the NHL to Las Vegas.
Some key dates in Las Vegas’ pursuit of an NHL franchise, beginning with a meeting between Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas’ mayor at the time, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Sept. 28, 1999, in New York.
Before the NHL awarded him a franchise that will begin play in the 2017-18 season, billionaire businessman Bill Foley sat down twice with the Review-Journal and gave his thoughts on a wide array of topics.
Hockey got its start in Las Vegas in 1968 when the Las Vegas Gamblers, a senior amateur team, joined the California-Nevada Hockey League. The team played at the International Ice Palace.
After a couple years of work, Bill Foley and Las Vegas was awarded an NHL expansion team on Wednesday, giving the city and Silver State its first major league team.
The National Hockey League’s 30 owners met this morning in Las Vegas to vote on expanding the league to 31 teams. Las Vegas is expected to be awarded a team.
The veteran defenseman, who is a finalist for the Norris Trophy at Wednesday’s NHL Awards Show at the Hard Rock Hotel, is happy to see the league expand to Las Vegas for 2017-18.
On the day history is made for Las Vegas and its NHL team, the key will be how things look at the box office 3 years from now.
The NHL is ready to expand for the first time since 2000 and 30 rich men will meet in a conference room at Encore on Wednesday morning to decide whether to bring a 31st rich person into their exclusive club.
Hockey fans in Las Vegas were able to pose for photos with the NHL’s greatest prize, the Stanley Cup, Monday at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Businessman Bill Foley, who has led the bid for a Las Vegas team, said over the weekend he still plans to build the team’s headquarters and practice facility in Summerlin, but that he hasn’t finalized the site.