Deryk Engelland officially announced his retirement from the NHL calling it a career after 11 seasons and 671 games.
Engelland will remain with the Golden Knights and serve as Special Assistant to the Owner.
Deryk Engelland epitomizes what it means to be a Golden Knight. A no-ego, selfless, hardworking player who has an unwavering commitment to protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Since he joined our organization in 2017, Deryk’s service to our community has been exemplary. On behalf of the entire Vegas Golden Knights organization, we would like to congratulate Deryk on an outstanding career. He has made an indelible mark on our city and we are excited for this next chapter, as he stays with the Golden Knights family and continues the outstanding work he has done in our community. -The Creator via press release
Holy shit, we’ve come a long way. -Deryk Engelland on looking back at his career
I’m not going to close any doors on anything. This first year I’ll be working with the team but I just wanted to get my feet wet and dip into everything. -Engelland on coaching or management aspirations
Thank you number 5. A good man and a good role model.
Loved number 5 since the beginning of the Golden Misfits! He was a good player and a great addition to our community! Good luck, Mr. Engelland!
I’m so glad you’re staying in Vegas Deryk. Pure class act.
As most who have been on this site I’ve back Engo every chance I could. He’s been one of my favorite players of all time. I’ve watched him play from the Pens to Calgary to VGK. A defensive player who knew how to play defense. Not afraid to block shits from the hardest hitters and never backed down from a fight no matter the size or weight class. He will be missed by all. Congrats on a long and great career.
Deryk Engelland is a class act and I’m glad he’s going to stay with the organization. He worked his way up to the NHL the hard way with determination and carried that intensity in his 3 years with the Knights. When anyone in any sport can go out being talked about as a class act it’s mission accomplished good luck in your future endeavors.