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Vegas Golden Knights announced as name for NHL expansion team

The NHL held an event in Las Vegas on Tuesday night to announce the name and unveil the logo and colors of the new NHL franchise that will begin play in the 2017-18 season.

Vegas Golden Knights was announced as the team name and this is the logo:

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As you can see, the logo is a shield with a knight’s helmet on it, which creatively has a ‘V’ embedded into it to make the eyes and mouth openings. The shield and colors are reminiscent of the Army West Point logo.

Another interesting thing to point out is that they decided to drop the ‘Las’ from the team name and just go with Vegas. It has a more streamlined sound to it, and it enabled them to just use the ‘V’ in the logo.

The jerseys that were shown with the logo at the event were just plain black jerseys. Our guess is that they will have to wait with the rest of the NHL to unveil new jerseys until the offseason, as Adidas is taking over as the official jersey provider of every NHL team in 2017-18.

The team instantly changed it’s Twitter handle to @GoldenKnights:

There was also a secondary logo that was unveiled on Tuesday, and it looks familiar for all you folks that have been to Las Vegas:

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If you haven’t figured it out yet… Here is a clue:

Pretty neat idea, using the famous star from the Welcome to ‘Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign!

We had a chance to visit the brand new T-Mobile Arena in October when the Avalanche and Kings played the final Frozen Fury game ever this preseason, and it was impressive. Here are just a few photos from the arena:

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We cannot wait to go watch this team in action when we take some Vegas road trips with the Avalanche starting next season!

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