Former Golden Knights return to Fortress in matchup against Rangers

Reaves, Gallant return to The Fortress
Posted at 6:18 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-08 01:19:03-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Vegas Golden Knights will host the New York Rangers at T-Mobile Arena Thursday night and in return face their former head coach Gerard Gallant and player Ryan Reaves.

Gallant, who was the Golden Knights' first head coach serving from 2017 to 2020.

Reaves spent four seasons with the Knights before he was traded to the Rangers in July 2021.

Reaves established himself in the Las Vegas community in many ways including starting 7FIVE Brewing in downtown.

At the start of the pandemic, Reaves pledged donations from company sales to several area charities helping in the fight against COVID-19. He also held youth hockey clinics for local kids and his water conservation commercials with the Southern Nevada Water Authority were memorable.

The last time these two teams met was mid-December. The Golden Knights beat the Rangers in a 3-2 shootout victory at Madison Square Garden.

The Golden Knights are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after they fell to the Nashville Predators 3-2 and the Winnepeg Jets 5-4.

Thursday's game will play host to PRIDE night. Proceeds from auctioned jerseys and sticks will go to The Center of Southern Nevada and the You Can Play initiative.

Puck drops at 7 p.m. at the T-Mobile Arena.