Every year the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) conducts a poll among more than 500 players asking a wide-ranging variety of topics.
In the Golden Knights’ first season there were just two mentions of Vegas related items in the poll. Last year that number jumped to five. This year takes the cake with seven total Golden Knights mentions.
We’ll start with the team related ones. First, in a bit of a surprise, the Golden Knights were voted to have the second-best jersey in all of the NHL.
Last year T-Mobile-Arena was voted as having the best atmosphere in the league. This year that category was left off, but that didn’t keep Vegas away from the arena related items.
The best individual honor received by a Golden Knight went to Marc-Andre Fleury.
Then, the Golden Knights hit the high and low marks for one of the players’ favorites to vote in.
The same two questions were posed in last year’s poll. Reaves finished 3rd behind the same two guys last year while Cousins actually cracked the list for best and worst trash talker.
Finally, Mark Stone found his way onto the list for an off-ice skill.
The entire poll can be found here.