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The 2024-25 schedule will be dominated by the returns of many former Golden Knights and Stanley Cup champions. From Jonathan Marchessault’s emotional return on the final home game of the year to Chandler Stephenson’s visit with the Kraken, Alec Martinez’s appearance as a Blackhawk, and original Misfit William Carrier’s arrival with Carolina there will be plenty of marquee games on the calendar.

However, those are just some of the most interesting games on the schedule for this season. Here are the five most intriguing non-return home games this year.

Utah Hockey Club
November 2nd, 2024

Technically, the Utah Yeti, I mean Hockey Club, are not a new franchise. But, new jerseys, new fans, new ownership, and the proximity of the team to Vegas will make it feel like another new team for VGK fans. Beyond the obvious hoopla of playing a team for the first time in franchise history, there’s also a revenge factor for the 7-4 loss in April in which the Golden Knights allowed six goals in the 3rd period for the first time in franchise history.

Edmonton Oilers
December 3rd, 2024

Despite not playing in the postseason last year, the rivalry between these two teams will still be as strong as ever. Last time the Oilers visited T-Mobile Arena the Golden Knights ended their historic winning streak. VGK still feel like they own Edmonton despite the Oilers entering this matchup as the reigning Western Conference champions. The Conn Smythe winner will be in the building (there should be two, but that’s a different story) and Edmonton will always be a good measuring stick game somewhat early in the season.

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