The new team and colors were revealed at a ceremony outside the new T-Mobile Arena, which will serve as their home arena when they officially begin play at the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
“Our logo and our name is really going to exhibit the highest element of the warrior class – the knight,” Foley told the crowd. “The knight protects the unprotected. The knight defends the realm. The knight never gives up, never gives in, always advances, never retreats. And that is what our team is going to be.”
The popular choice with the public (according to a poll done by the Las Vegas Review Journal) was the “Desert Knights”.
The next step for the Golden Knights will be to add some on-ice talent by way of the NHL Expansion Draft, the NHL Entry Draft and free agency.