It’s official, the new AHL affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights will be known as the Henderson Silver Knights. While the name comes as little surprise after reports months ago, the logo—which is very reminiscent of the Golden Knights themselves—was revealed in a ceremony tonight.
The Silver Knights were born when the Golden Knights bought the San Antonio Rampage earlier this year and almost immediately announced they would be relocating to Henderson. The team will play out of Orleans Arena in Las Vegas until a new facility is constructed.
As with everything the Golden Knights have done so far, the production value on a minor league name announcement was top notch. As Patrick Williams of NHL.com tweets, the event “raises the bar” for the AHL as a whole. Bill Foley, owner of both teams, announced that his goal is to “bring the Stanley Cup here and now also the Calder Cup.”
The Silver Knights will begin play in the 2020-21 season. Foley announced tonight that 7,600 season ticket deposits have already been taken.