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Five months after the announcement that Las Vegas would be getting an NHL franchise in 2017, the long-awaited announcement of just what the team will be called arrived this afternoon at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas professional hockey team will be known as the Vegas Golden Knights, according to Bill Foley, majority owner of the team,  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and Golden Knights GM George McPhee.

The National Hockey League (NHL)  announced it has awarded Las Vegas an expansion team, which will begin playing at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip for the 2017-18 season. The NHL Board of Governor's vote to expand to Las Vegas was unanimous, said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during the announcement at the Encore resort on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The expansion is the eighth in the league's history and the first since 1997, in which three teams were added to the league's roster.

Just a few hours after the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that Las Vegas will be the home of a new NHL expansion team, the organization celebrated its best regular-season players and performances from the 2015-16 season at the annual NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Hosted by Will Arnett and featuring a live performance from X Ambassadors, the two-hour primetime awards show was broadcast live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Photos and video from the red carpet by the Las Vegas News Bureau.