The NHL announced that tonight’s game between the Golden Knights and Blues has been postponed.
As a result of a player and another member of the Vegas Golden Knights coaching staff entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols, the team’s game tonight against the St. Louis Blues will be postponed. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups after recent tests warranted more caution while the League continues to analyze test results in the coming days.
The team’s training facilities have been closed, effective immediately, and will remain closed until further notice. The League is in the process of reviewing and revising the Golden Knights’ regular season schedule and it is expected that a decision on next week’s games will be made in the next 24-48 hours. The Golden Knights organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state and national agencies. -NHL Press Release
Out of an abundance of caution, the Vegas Golden Knights coaching staff will be self-isolating for Tuesday might’s game against the St. Louis Blues due to COVID-19 protocols. Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon will be behind the bench Tuesday along with members of the Silver Knights coaching staff. We will provide additional updates when appropriate. -Vegas Golden Knights
Before joining the Golden Knights Kelly McCrimmon was the head coach, general manager, and owner of the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Manny Viveiros (head coach), Jamie Heward (assistant), Joel Ward (assistant), Fred Braithwaite (goalie), and Andrew Doty (video) are the current coaches for the Henderson Silver Knights.
As of right now, no Golden Knights players have been announced as expected to miss the game due to COVID-19 protocols. The league requires teams to release the names of any players that are scheduled to miss the game by 5PM local time.
"Along the way we left no stone unturned. We have been in constant contact with GMs for the past month. We determined what the path would look like… we then asked ourselves if it improves our chances and makes us a better team. We think it does." -McCrimmon
"When we looked at free agency and opportunities to improve our team we saw a rare opportunity to add a player like Alex (Pietrangelo) to our team. We viewed it as similar to the opportunity to acquire Mark Stone." -Kelly McCrimmon
Pietrangelo on importance of NMC: "I think now more than ever the uncertainty of what can happen. For me, with my family situation having four kids under the age of 2, if I went and picked them up and moved them away from the only thing they know I wanted to make sure I was…
With their first selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft the Golden Knights selected Brendan Brisson from the Chicago Steel of the USHL. He’s a 5’11” forward who is most known for his playmaking skill.
Brisson is a naturally gifted winger, who blends some of the best hockey sense available in this class with high-end skill. His playmaking can be as dynamic as his slapshot. A shot doesn’t mean much if he doesn’t have the spatial awareness to take advantage of it, but Brisson is gifted at turning himself into a back-door passing option or cycling into a soft area where he can receive the puck. -NHL Black Book
Brisson is the son of hockey agent Pat Brisson who represents Jonathan Marchessault and Nic Roy. He grew up in Los Angeles and has played in the USHL since 2018. Brisson is committed to attend the University of Michigan.
"We're extremely excited about the player we selected, Brendan Brisson. One of the things that excites us is his trajectory, he's really shown improvement over the last two years. Our scouts are really excited about how high his ceiling can be." -McCrimmon
Brisson on his father's client Jonathan Marchessault
"I haven't met him but I've heard a lot of good things about him. I love the way he shoots the puck. He's not the biggest guy but he's always getting into those areas. He's a player that I would like to model my game after."
"It was one of the oddities at the Expansion Draft that we asked ourselves 'who is our next goalie?'… We just never ever found that guy and this has given us the chance to solidify the position." -McCrimmon
"I understand how our fans feel about Marc-Andre Fleury. He's been the face of the franchise. It's really challenging as a manager you need to always be doing what's in the best interest of your team. That's what I've done." -McCrimmon
"As a manager you need to always be doing what's in the best interest of your team. That's what I've done. We have a ton of respect for Marc-Andre Fleury. We will try to make good decisions here as we move along…
"I know what I'm going to do. I know how I'm going to perform. And I think this stability will make me play even better. The cards are in my hand and it's up to me on how to play them. That's all I ask for." -Lehner on stability without a no-trade clause