Unrestricted free agents can begin contacting other teams Sunday night and sign starting July 1. The Knights have four unrestricted free agents — forwards James Neal, David Perron and Ryan Reaves and defenseman Luca Sbisa.
A five-time Nevada Sportswriter of the Year, Steve Carp wrote for the Review-Journal from October 1999 to 2018. He was the beat writer for the Vegas Golden Knights and National Hockey League. He also covered UNLV basketball, USA basketball, the NBA Summer League, boxing, golf and tennis. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and a 1980 graduate of San Jose State with a degree in Journalism, he is member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame.
The Golden Knights drafted four defensemen, two centers, a forward and a goaltender with their eight picks Saturday. They made one deal — acquiring a seventh-round pick after trading their 2019 seventh-round choice to Pittsburgh.
After spending Friday watching the NHL draft, the Golden Knights will join the fun Saturday. The Knights, who had no first-round picks, have seven selections Saturday, beginning with the 61st overall pick.
General manager George McPhee said the talent level drops off noticeably after the first half of the first round and the Golden Knights will be willing to wait until Saturday’s second round to select their first player with the 61st pick.
The Golden Knights will face the Philadelphia Flyers in their 2018-19 home opener at T-Mobile Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.
The move to bring Russian free agent center Vadim Shipachyov to the Golden Knights didn’t pan out. But the team was able to cut its losses and not let it negatively impact the locker room.
The veteran defenseman will always be known for his stirring speech before the home opener on Oct. 10 but he also had a career season on the ice to help the Golden Knights set numerous records and reach the Stanley Cup Final.
General manager George McPhee built the Golden Knights, a team which enjoyed unparalleled success in their inaugural NHL season.
Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant guided the first-year franchise to unprecedented heights.
In the aftermath of falling short in the Stanley Cup Finals, many Golden Knights players say they plan to spend their summer working to improve and get back to the NHL’s big stage next spring.
The Golden Knights have decided to not participate in a parade or postseason celebration after falling to the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final Thursday.
Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final Thursday did a 46 ratings share in Las Vegas according to NBC, which televised the game.
For the second consecutive year, Knights forward James Neal was a runner-up to the Stanley Cup champion.