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Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights’ name and logo were introduced on Tuesday

It’s official. The new Las Vegas NHL team was officially introduced as the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

I was born in Buffalo, NY and lived their for 17 years before making the move to Las Vegas. One of the first things I noticed about this city when I arrived was the lack of unity through sports. Sure, there was the 51’s, Wranglers, UNLV, UFC and the other random big-time events, but the lack of a professional sports team that represents YOUR city against the biggest markets in the country is something special.

It’s something everyone can relate to. It brings those random moments when you’re walking down the street in your Golden Knights’ jersey and you pass by someone else with one.

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights

Sports bring people together and serve as a huge inspiration for the children. The Vegas Golden Knights will help bring all of that to fruition in Las Vegas and will finally give the city a chance to bring home a trophy that only a small number of cities get a chance to bring home.

Being from Buffalo, I have to confess that when they play the Buffalo Sabres I will be rooting for my hometown team. However, I might be able to live with a tie. At the same time, I’ll be rooting for the Golden Knights every other game and supporting the team in the city I currently reside in. When playoffs come, I’ll simply hope they both make it to the Stanley Cup Finals and go to a Game 7 — that would be awesome.

At the reveal of the name and logo, the owner of the team Bill Foley had a lot to say.

“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 Bill Foley on Tuesday. “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 that name.”

He continued:

“We are now the Golden Knights,” Foley said. “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. And hockey players are warriors and they’re team players, they’re not individuals, they’re playing together.”

The atmosphere that was created at the event was off the chain, as well:

https://twitter.com/SportsNGiggles/status/801251873294426112

Here’s a look at the logo:

https://twitter.com/GoldenKnights/status/801250275881320448

Welcome to the NHL, Las Vegas.

Or better yet — welcome to Las Vegas, NHL.

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