The announcement was made during a public ceremony Tuesday night at the Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile Arena.
The team will be Las Vegas’ first major league sports franchise.
Bill Foley, majority owner of the Vegas Golden Knights unveiled the team name.
“We want our team to be known for dedication, honor, strength, courage and a commitment to never give up – both on the ice and off,” said Foley. “We want our team to be committed to teamwork, service to this great city and integrity in all things – and we wanted a name and logo that represented all of this and was unique to Las Vegas and our community. Vegas Golden Knights is that name.”
Foley explained, “We selected ‘Knights’ because knights are the defenders of the realm and protect those who cannot defend themselves. They are the elite warrior class.”
“The Vegas Golden Knights team name and logo embody this great city and the mission of our team. When people see it, we want them to say ‘These guys never give up. These guys are going to win’,” said Foley.
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) November 23, 2016