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Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (54) / 9/2/1963
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190

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Although Vegas' latest road trip didn't go as hoped, coach Gerard Gallant was happy with how the team played.
Vegas went just 1-4-1 on the road. "I’m happy with the way we’ve played on the road," Gallant said. "We just took some bad penalties at bad times. We had probably a five- or seven-minute lapse in a couple games on the road, but besides that, we played really good hockey. If we go on the road and play as well as we played last trip, I think we’ll win more points." Vegas earned a 5-2 win over Winnipeg on home Friday night, but now the Golden Knights are set for a two-game road trip that will take them to Edmonton and Vancouver. Nov 14 - 7:41 AM

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The Vegas Golden Knights' penalty kill will be tested this afternoon in Ottawa

Vegas is near the bottom of the league in PK stats and the Senators are in the top 10 in power-play efficiency. We are certain Golden Knights' coach Gerard Gallant will be advising his team to stay out of the penalty box if they want to have a chance to break their current three-game losing streak. You might want to consider starting any Sens who get power-play ice time today given this matchup.
Nov 4 - 11:07 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights might not name a captain this season.

The expansion team was able to acquire some interesting veterans, but they may not want to hand someone the "C" right away. "We may be better off just having a leadership group than naming one guy captain," general manager George McPhee said. "We really don't want to put a 'C' on a guy unless this is going to be the person that's going to lead us for a long time. We'd like to get to know these players a lot better than we know them right now."
Sep 9 - 2:41 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights are working hard to build a strong fan base.

"Obviously, we're trying to build a fan base," head coach Gerard Gallant said. "It's going to take a lot of work, and it's going to take a lot of work from all our staff, not just the players. It's going to be the coaching staff. It's going to be the management and our office staff. You reach out. You do the events you can do. I mean, we know what's important is winning games, and that's how you build your hockey team also. The people that are working for our club, it's going to be a fine line of what to do and what not to do."
Aug 20 - 5:47 PM

Ryan McGill has joined the Vegas Golden Knights as an assistant coach.

McGill spent the previous two seasons as the bench boss of the OHL's Owen Sound Attack. The Sound Attack had a 81-42-10-5 record under his tenure and McGill was named the CHL's coach of the year for the 2016-17 campaign. "We are very excited we were able to land Ryan as an assistant coach," said Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant. "We've got a nice blend of personalities on the bench and in the room now. Ryan has an impressive resume and a great reputation amongst the players and coaches who have worked with him."
Jun 29 - 6:31 PM

Mike Kelly will serve as an assistant coach with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Kelly will be reunited with bench boss Gerard Gallant as they previously worked together as part of the Florida Panthers and QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs. Kelly also has experience working as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks. "We are very proud of the addition of Mike to our team's coaching staff," said Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee. "His experience as a coach at various level within professional hockey and as a recent assistant coach under Gerard with the Panthers made him a well-rounded candidate. His familiarity with Gerard's coaching style and practices will make this a seamless transition for our club."
Jun 8 - 2:15 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights will have a 72-hour window to present their submission list from the expansion draft.

The protected players lists will be provided to the Golden Knights at 10 a.m. on June 18 and they will have until 10 a.m. on June 21 to make their roster selections. Vegas can also sign any restricted or unrestricted free agent left unprotected during that time. The team will be revealed at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 21.
May 30 - 1:55 PM

Gerard Gallant has been named the first head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Reports surfaced Wednesday night that this announcement was coming, but now it's official. In Gallant, the new franchise is getting a veteran coach with 327 games worth of experience as a bench boss between his stints with Columbus and Florida. He was also a Jack Adams Award finalist for leading the Panthers to the playoffs in 2014-15. "We are proud to announce Gerard as the first head coach in Vegas Golden Knights history," said Golden Knights GM George McPhee. "He is an experienced head coach, has had success at multiple levels and has a great reputation amongst the players who have played for him. We undertook a very detailed due diligence process over the last several months and canvassed a number of qualified head coaching candidates to ensure we found the best coach for our group. And we believe we have found that coach in Gerard. We look forward to working with him to build a team that our fans and our community are proud to support."
Apr 13 - 11:32 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights will reportedly name Gerard Gallant as their head coach on Thursday.

Until the announcement it's not official, but it seems like Vegas naming anyone but Gallant to the post would be a major surprise now. Gallant has a career 152-140-4-31 record as a bench boss between parts of six campaigns with Columbus and Florida.
Apr 12 - 8:15 PM

Along with Gerard Gallant, assistant coach Mike Kelly was also let go.

There's word that GM Tom Rowe may relinquish his front office duties to focus on the bench, but nothing official yet. Either way, two coaching vacancies need to be filled.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:52:00 PM

An interesting detail has emerged that may add a clue as to why Gerard Gallant was let go on Sunday.

According to Elliotte Friedman, Gallant and the front office "disagreed about the direction of the team" and that there had been "things brewing behind the scenes." Read that as you will. For what it's worth, Gallant was given an extension last season. More details to come.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Following a disappointing 3-2 loss to Carolina on Sunday, the Florida Panthers have fired head coach Gerard Gallant.

Wow, that's a quick hook. Gallant was just 22 games into his third season. The loss brought the Panthers down to 11-10-1 after a season marred by injuries. In fact, Gallant led the team their first division title and playoff appearance since 2012 just last season. He departs from the team with a 96-65-25 record. More details to come.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:25:00 PM

If Jaromir Jagr misses any time due to a groin injury, the Panthers will be down four of the nine top forwards.

That's almost half of their top three lines. Nick Bjugstad, Joanthan Huberdeau, Jussi Jokinen and now Jagr will be out of the lineup when the Cats face the Lightning Monday night.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant isn't worried about his team's 4-5-1 start.

Florida got off to a similar start last year (5-4-1) and still managed to claim the Atlantic Division crown at the end of the season. "I’m not worried," Gallant said. "I wish we were 7-1 but we’re 4-5-1. We work hard, we play hard. We’ll see what happens. I’m not going to come in here sulking already. It’s too early for that." Gallant's right, it's still too early to count the Panthers out, but they'll need to turn things around soon.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:44:00 AM

The Florida Panthers are off to a slow start and in recent games, it's mental mistakes that have cost them games.

"Toronto was much like Pittsburgh," Gallant said. "We played well enough to win, but two big mistakes cost us the game. We were leading and then gave up two on turnovers. Overall, I liked our game, thought we were good enough to win them. We just made some bad mistakes." The Panthers are 3-3-1, but they should be able to turn it around relatively soon.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:27:00 AM

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