After officially securing an expansion franchise in June, Las Vegas' new NHL team is slowly becoming more and more of a reality. On Tuesday night, after plenty of speculation, the organization finally, mercifully revealed what it will be called.
The Vegas Golden Knights.
The announcement was made in a ceremony held in a plaza directly outside of the new T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip, where the team will play starting in 2017. That ceremony was a bit of a disaster, as the ownership group couldn't get the reveal video to work on the first few attempts, which left the crowd pretty restless.
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Alas, the franchise's majority owner, Bill Foley, said that he decided on the name in August, but the logo — also unveiled during the ceremony — was not completed until late October.
Here's a look:
Hey, that's a pretty good logo! It's pretty simple but also quite sleek and cool. I especially like how the 'V' is cut into the helmet. (The design reveal led to a bunch of jokes comparing the logo to Boba Fett, but it's clearly more of a Magneto-inspired look. Come on, nerds!) Of course, a good logo doesn't necessarily guarantee good jerseys, so I'm still a bit wary of what the sweaters may look like.
Here's the color scheme that the team will be working with when it comes to the uniforms.
They also revealed a secondary logo on the team's website. That one is not quite as impressive, though it does give a nod to the city's famous welcome sign.
Here's the official colours for the new Vegas Golden Knights.