NHL reveals its newest franchise as the Vegas Golden Knights
By SSN HQ
Last Updated: 23/11/16 8:01am
The NHL's newest franchise and Las Vegas' first professional sports team will be called the Vegas Golden Knights.
The name and logo of the team - a knight's helmet with a 'V' formed in the face of it - was revealed in a ceremony on Tuesday ahead of its induction into the league in the 2017/18 season.
The team will play out of the T-Mobile Arena, a new multipurpose building on the south end of the famous Las Vegas Strip that can seat 17,500 for ice hockey.
"We believe in this market," said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. "This is a great town. We know everybody here has been hoping for a professional sports team. We're thrilled it's hockey.
"We think by having Las Vegas in the league, it makes the league and hockey stronger. Las Vegas has great visibility."
The Golden Knights will become the 31st team in the league and the first expansion team since 2000, when Columbus and Minnesota were added.