Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Vegas Golden Knights
ESPN - "NHL welcomes Vegas Golden Knights as league's 31st team"
""We now have an identity," Foley told ESPN.com just before the announcement. "My whole idea was to create a logo and a name that was powerful that would epitomize the warrior class. The Knights are the epitome of the warrior class, the top of the line in terms of defending the realm, defending the unprotected. This is all part of the culture we want to create with the hockey team."
The NHL announced that Las Vegas would be home to the league's 31st team after a board of governors meeting in the city on June 22. Not only will the Golden Knights be the NHL's first expansion team since the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild during the 2000-01 season, but they also will become the first of the four major North American professional sports leagues to have a team in Las Vegas.
Foley said he went with "Vegas" instead of "Las Vegas" for the NHL team name because that is how most locals refer to the city."