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A Thanksgiving worthy of a Knight: Hundreds show up to Golden Knights Thanksgiving practice

Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 21:07:37-05

Hundreds of fans spent Thanksgiving afternoon at City National Arena cheering on the Vegas Golden Knights.

"We're pretty thankful to have a team that embraces our community so we're here to support them the way they've supported our community," one fan told us.

The players were just as thankful to be spending the day with the fans. Marc-André Fleury told us, "This year is the second year so you think the hype goes down a bit but so many people spending Thanksgiving with us is pretty cool."

Working on the holidays is a little different when people are cheering for you the second you show up, but that's just one of the many things the players are thankful for.

"Just thankful for being on this team in Vegas and obviously family. I've got a healthy family so that's all I could ask for," Ryan Reaves said.

It's also hard to deny what the Knights mean to this community. People were showing up Thursday to show their thanks, and that's something that does not go unnoticed.

"I love playing for the Knights, this community, just being a part of it. This is what makes you come back and want to be back. When you land in Vegas you get that warm feeling back again when the plane touches down last night," said Nate Schmidt. "That's the kind of feeling you want to have when you, I don't really consider it a job but when you have a job that's what you want. You want to have that type of connection to where you are."