The original Vegas Golden Knights player, Deryk Engelland, will call it a career.
A veteran of 671 NHL games over 11 seasons with three teams, Engelland came to the Golden Knights via the expansion draft. He cemented his place in the Vegas community on opening night, as the Golden Knights and city at large mourned the loss of 58 victims in the Harvest Festival shooting the week before.
— theScore (@theScore) October 11, 2017
Engelland lived in Vegas before he played here, and had a better sense than anyone of the community. Engelland met his wife and had two sons in Vegas. The city seemed to embrace him even more after the speech if that were possible, and it certainly cemented the bond between the club and the community even further. It is therefore good to see that the Golden Knights are keeping him on as Special Assistant to the Owner for the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.
In an interview with KTLA Channel 5 VGK owner Bill Foley talked about Engelland’s upcoming role:
“Deryk will be helping our foundations, he’ll be doing public appearances on behalf of the team, he’s going to be doing some work with youth skating, he’s going to be around.”
We here at Vegas Hockey Now wish Engelland the best in his new role with the Golden Knights, and look forward to his continued contributions to the Las Vegas community.
If you would like to read the full team release you can find it here.