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Knights’ players record greetings for passengers at McCarran

Golden Knights fans might hear some familiar voices when flying into McCarran International Airport.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Nate Schmidt, Deryk Engelland and Jonathan Marchessault are welcoming airline passengers to Las Vegas in a series of messages played throughout the nation’s eighth-busiest airport.

“If you are here to check out one of our games, you’re in for a treat. Our building buzzes from the second you walk in,” Schmidt, a 26-year-old defenseman, says during a 35-second clip.

The four players set aside time to record the brief bulletins in the lead-up to the best-of-seven Western Conference final matchup against the Winnipeg Jets, airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said.

Loud music and chants of “Go, Knights, Go” accompany the high-energy messages that will air year-round, with a particularly heavy rotation through the rest of the Knights’ playoff run.

“From the bright lights of the Strip to the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon to the world-class restaurants, there are options for everyone,” defenseman Engelland, 36, said during his 40-second spot for the airport.

The messages are part of the airport’s “Voices of Vegas” music program, which rotates more than 200 familiar songs by Las Vegas mainstays, including Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Wayne Newton, along with musicians who originated here, including The Killers and Imagine Dragons.

Recorded messages from other sports figures with Las Vegas ties can also be heard at the airport, including NASCAR drivers Kyle and Kurt Busch and former UNLV basketball player Patrick McCaw, who now plays for the Golden State Warriors.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Find @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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