Summer is a busy time of year for Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon. He is busy assembling the 2022-2023 edition of our NHL franchise.
McCrimmon recently announced that he has signed forward Nicolas Roy to a five-year contract extension worth an annual average value of $3,000,000 dollars. According to the Vegas Golden Knights website, “Roy earned career-highs in games played (78), goals (15), assists (24), and points (39) over the 2021-22 campaign with the Golden Knights, his third season in Vegas.”
Our team got the 6-4 Quebec native from the Carolina Hurricanes in a 2019 trade. Roy also played forward for Team Canada in the IIHF World Championships earlier this summer after the Golden Knights failed to make the NHL Playoffs.
GM Kelly McCrimmon also recently announced another signing. Forward Keegan Kolesar agreed to terms with the team on a three-year contract worth an average annual value of $1,400,000 dollars. According to the VGK website, Kolesar also “recorded career-highs in games played (77), goals (7), assists (17), and points (24) during the 2021-22 campaign.” He had 246 hits last season, a team-high, “ranking tenth among all skaters in the NHL.”
Per the website nhlrumors.com, the Golden Knights are still “$6.6 million dollars over the salary cap with 21 players signed – 12 forwards, 6 defensemen, and 3 goalies.” Restricted free agents Nicholas Hague and Jake Leschyshyn still need to be signed. Defenseman Shea Weber will soon be placed on long-term injured reserve, so his $7.86 million dollar cap hit will give the team some space under the salary cap.
The busy off-season for General Manager Kelly McCrimmon and the Vegas Golden Knights continues. We’ll keep you posted!
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.
NHL Releases Las Vegas Golden Knights' Season Schedule, See Here
The official schedule for the Vegas Golden Knights‘ 2022-23 regular season has finally been released.
On Wednesday, July 6, the National Hockey League unveiled the schedule. However, there’s a slight difference to the VGK’s first game compared to pervious seasons.
For the second time since the team’s inception, the Golden Knights will start their season away rather than at home, according to the NHL.
The first game will be on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. with the VGKs playing against the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena.
On Oct. 13, the Golden Knights will play their first home game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
According to the NHL, the Golden Knights will have a “season-high, seven-game homestand” that’ll start on Jan. 5, 2023.
This homestand will go as following:
- Jan. 5 against Pittsburgh Penguins
- Jan. 7 against Los Angeles Kings
- Jan. 12 against Florida Panthers
- Jan. 14 against Edmonton Oilers
- Jan. 16 against Dallas Stars
- Jan. 19 against Detroit Red Wings
- Jan. 21 against Washington Capitals
After this homestand, the Golden Knights will play a “season high” of six consecutive games on the road, which starts immediately after the streak of home games.
- Jan. 22 in Arizona (Coyotes)
- Jan. 24 in New Jersey (Devils)
- Jan. 27 in New York (Rangers)
- Jan. 28 in New York (Islanders)
- Feb. 7 in Tennessee (Predators)
- Feb. 9 in Minnesota (Wild)
According to the NHL, VGK will play at T-Mobile Arena during key dates for Sin City! These dates include Nevada Day, New Year’s Eve, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the day of the National Football League’s Super Bowl LVII.
This season is sure to be an exciting one with new leadership and a change in command for the team.
Memberships for the full season will be available starting July 11 for the team’s 41 regular season games and additional preseason games.
“Key benefits to being a full-season member include the best pricing on tickets to all home games, a complimentary jersey, exclusive member-only events, and the ability to safely and conveniently resell game tickets,” the NHL stated.
For the Golden Knights‘ full 2022-23 schedule, see below!