LAS VEGAS - Just nine days after the Las Vegas Strip shooting massacre, the Vegas Golden Knights reverently honored the victims and heroes before the long-awaited home debut of the city’s first major professional sports franchise in their game vs. the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.
The Knights held a pregame ceremony during which the names of the shooting victims were projected in gold onto the ice during 58 seconds of silence. Knights defenseman and Las Vegas native Deryk Engelland spoke eloquently to the fans, vowing that the Golden Knights “will do everything we can to help you and our city heal. We are Vegas Strong.”
The Golden Knights introduced their players alongside a member of the medical or law enforcement communities that responded to the massacre.