The NHL has arrived in Las Vegas. 2017-18 will be the inaugural season for the NHL's 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights. The Golden Knights constructed their roster through a combination of free agency, the expansion draft, and the NHL Amateur draft. Notable names acquired by the Golden Knights include goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury as well as forwards James Neal, Jonathan Marchessault, and Oscar Lindberg. Neal is coming off a 23 goal season in which he helped the Nashville Predators reach the Stanley Cup Finals. 25 year-old Brayden McNabb will lead the Golden Knights on defense. The maiden season in Vegas looks promising as the Golden Knights aim to establish their identity in the National Hockey League. The Golden Knights will play in the Pacific Division of the NHL's Western Conference.
If Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, then the rich got richer after T-Mobile Arena was constructed in 2016. In addition to hosting NHL hockey, the venue will host a litany of concerts and events. Some of the biggest names in music, such as Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and Kendrick Lamar are slated to perform at T-Mobile Arena. T-Mobile Arena will play host to numerous UFC events as well as the "The Money Fight" between boxing great, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and UFC Champion, Conor McGregor. The fight will take place on August 26th, 2017.