Vegas Golden Knights tee off for charity
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
Before the puck drops on another year, the Vegas Golden Knights are giving back to the community.
The Golden Knights traded in their skates for golf shoes at the team's inaugural charity golf classic.
The purpose is to give back to the community that players like Erik Haula now call home.
"I can say we all love living in Las Vegas and being part of the community. It's genuine. We like it here," said Haula.
The Foundation was created to help with a number of local causes, including education, military, first responders and youth development in sports.
"Obviously, we came in after 1 October. We felt just as saddened. We are Vegas born and raised so we wanted to connect with the fans," said foundation president John Coogan.
Also on the minds of players: the season ahead and the new blood joining the team, including Max Pacioretty.
"The additions we made should help boost our club. Put us back in the same position as last year, that's the goal," said Golden Knights right winger Reilly Smith.
"I haven't met him yet, but he's a great player and has a lot of speed. He can score and he'll fit in nicely," said defenseman Colin Miller.
In the meantime, at City National Arena, it was the Knights prospects taking on the Los Angeles Kings in the Rookie Face-off. Even while the veterans look forward to the start of another year.