LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Think you know how well each and every Vegas Golden Knights player will do this season? Westgate SuperBook has a way you can prove it.
Sure, you’ve watched every one of their preseason contests here on 13 Action News this month, but you go above and beyond — you live and breathe VGK and know every player on the roster.
So, superfan … how many goals will Mark Stone have this year? How many assists will Nate Schmidt set up this season? How many shutouts will Marc-Andre Fleury have this year?
If you know the answer to those questions, the SuperBook has created a contest just for you. “Propknight Hockey Contest” focuses solely on the Golden Knights. The team at the SuperBook have selected 30 individual player props and each entry selects the over or under on each. The overall winner of the contest will be whoever picks the most correct from the list below:
- Wins by Marc-Andre Fleury: Over/Under 31.5
- Shutouts by Marc-Andre Fleury: Over/Under 4.5
- Goals scored by Mark Stone: Over/Under 32.5
- Goals scored by Max Pacioretty: Over/Under 27.5
- Goals scored by William Karlsson: Over/Under 24.5
- Goals scored by Jonathan Marchessault: Over/Under 25.5
- Goals scored by Alex Tuch: Over/Under 19.5
- Goals scored by Reilly Smith: Over/Under 17.5
- Goals scored by Paul Stastny: Over/Under 14.5
- Goals scored by Cody Eakin: Over/Under 17.5
- Assists by Mark Stone: Over/Under 38.5
- Assists by Max Pacioretty: Over/Under 28.5
- Assists by William Karlsson: Over/Under 31.5
- Assists by Jonathan Marchessault: Over/Under 33.5
- Assists by Shea Theodore: Over/Under 23.5
- Assists by Nate Schmidt: Over/Under 29.5
- Assists by Brayden McNabb: Over/Under 10.5
- Assists by Brandon Pirri: Over/Under 10.5
- Points by Mark Stone: Over/Under 70.5
- Points by Max Pacioretty: Over/Under 55.5
- Points by William Karlsson: Over/Under 56.5
- Points by Jonathan Marchessault: Over/Under 58.5
- Points by Shea Theodore: Over/Under 36.5
- Points by Nate Schmidt: Over/Under 39.5
- Points by Brayden McNabb: Over/Under 15.5
- Points by Brandon Pirri: Over/Under 20.5
- Penalty minutes by Ryan Reaves: Over/Under 73.5
- Penalty minutes by Jon Merrill: Over/Under 45.5
- Penalty minutes by Jonathan Marchessault: Over/Under 42.5
- Penalty minutes by Brayden McNabb: Over/Under 50.5
- **Tiebreaker: What will the Golden Knights season point total be?
Each entry costs $100, with a maximum of three per person, and the deadline to enter and make your selections for each prop is October 2 at 7:00 pm (puck drop for the opening game of the season is 7:30 that night). Out of each $100 entry fee, the Westgate will put $95 towards the prize pool (the rest is an administrative fee).
Here is he fine print for the contest: As with all sports betting, you must be at least 21 to play. Each of the Golden Knights players listed above must play in at least one regular season game for the team for it to count toward the season-long contest. Only statistics accumulated while playing for Vegas will count towards the over/under (translation: If a player gets traded at any point, their point total up until the trade will count).
This is a new contest at the SuperBook, but it is not their only one. Throughout the year they have several contests in a variety of sports, with their most popular being the yearly SuperContest which costs $1500 per entry and is a NFL football handicapping competition where players select five teams against-the-spread each week during the regular season. The winner of this year’s contest will claim a check worth $1,469,644.80.
While the winner of the PropKnight contest will not take home nearly as much, it’s about something different.
"We talked about it last year, and we were thinking it would be interesting to see what kind of response we would have offering (a contest) about one team,” said Jay Kornegay, Executive Vice President of Operations at Westgate SuperBook. "We wanted to get Vegas fans involved. This team has really entrenched themselves into the community ... so we thought it would be a good idea to offer a contest that just surrounded the local team.
“We just thought that we wanted to give the hockey fans and the locals something to do with their team. So far, the response has been pretty solid. I know most won’t enter until the end.”
Don’t be surprised if this is only a precursor of what’s to come in this city either.
"We know what these teams mean to this city and you can already feel the vibe the Raiders are making,” Kornegay said. "We are still a year away, but it just feels like they have already moved here. There’s been a lot of enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation of this team coming here. I know it’ll change everything we do in this city - from all the different pubs, hotels, airport … it’ll have a huge impact on this city — so why not the sports books? We know it’ll have an impact on the betting window, so why not offer a contest that concentrates on the local team."