The Vegas Golden Knights is officially a NHL team.
The Golden Knights are now able to formally make trades and roster transactions under the expansion club rules and regulations set forth by the NHL.
Owner Bill Foley released the following statement on Wednesday morning:
“Today we reached another significant milestone in our team’s history – the Vegas Golden Knights are officially a National Hockey League franchise. It is an incredibly exciting day for our organization and we would not be here without the continued support from our fans. In February of 2015 we started our season ticket drive. We asked Las Vegans to put ticket deposits down for a team that didn’t exist in an arena that hadn’t been built and they came through in a big way. The progress we have made together in these last two short years is remarkable. Now that we are official, we look forward to continuing this momentum and building a team that our fans and our community will be proud of.”
Foley and Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee talked about plans for the team at a Wednesday afternoon press conference.
“The Vegas Golden Knights are officially a National Hockey League franchise.” --Foley pic.twitter.com/o5YGeiZ3Zw
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) March 1, 2017