The Las Vegas NHL franchise is known as the Vegas Golden Knights. The 31 NHL team's president of hockey operations George McPhee is building a team to compete and win now. Bill Foley, majority owner of the Vegas Golden Knights demands it. "We want our team to be known for dedication, honor, strength, courage and a commitment to never give up - both on the ice and off," said Foley. "We want our team to be committed to teamwork, service to this great city and integrity in all things - and we wanted a name and logo that represented all of this and was unique to Las Vegas and our community. Vegas Golden Knights is the name."
Drawing on themes associated with knights, the helmet in the team's logo includes a 'V' to represent Las Vegas. The secondary logos include swords that create the star from the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign. "The Vegas Golden Knights team name and logo embody this great city and the mission of our team. When people see it, we want them to say 'These guys never give up. These guys are going to win'," said Foley.
At the league owners' meeting on June 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas expansion bid was approved by a unanimous vote. The team became the first major professional sports franchise to be based in Las Vegas, and the first NHL expansion team since 2000.
The Vegas Golden Knights are a professional ice hockey team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The team began play in the 2017-18 NHL season, and is a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
There are some teams in the NHL, top heavy with superstars, which can float for periods of a game and then pull it out of the fire for a win. Not Vegas. They are built on speed and work ethic. They can't ease off on the throttle. Head coach Peter DeBoer likes to use all 18 skaters in the lineup. A true team effort!