Henderson Silver Knights

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Henderson Silver Knights
2021–22 AHL season
Henderson Silver Knights logo.svg
City Paradise, Nevada
League American Hockey League
ConferenceWestern
DivisionPacific
Founded1971; 50 years ago (1971)
Home arena Orleans Arena (2020–2022)
Dollar Loan Center (2022–)
ColorsHenderson silver, Vegas gold, medieval black
     
Owner(s)Black Knight Sports and Entertainment ( Bill Foley, Chair)
Head coach Emanuel Viveiros
Captain Patrick Brown
Media MyLVTV
1230 AM The Game
Affiliates Vegas Golden Knights ( NHL)
Fort Wayne Komets ( ECHL)
Franchise history
1971–1972Tidewater Wings
1972–1975 Virginia Wings
1979–1999 Adirondack Red Wings
2002–2020 San Antonio Rampage
2020–presentHenderson Silver Knights

The Henderson Silver Knights are a professional ice hockey team based in Henderson, Nevada, that began play in the 2020–21 American Hockey League (AHL) season. The team currently plays home games at Orleans Arena in nearby Paradise, Nevada, with plans to relocate to Henderson in 2022. The team is an owned-and-operated affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights.

History

The franchise began in 1971 as the Tidewater/Virginia Wings in the Norfolk, Virginia of the greater Hampton Roads area. The team played in Virginia as an owned and operated affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings until 1975 where after a two year suspension they moved to Glens Falls, New York as the Adirondack Red Wings. In 1999, The Red Wings suspended operations of the team. The franchise remained dormant until 2002, when it was purchased by the ownership of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs and resurrected as the San Antonio Rampage. [1] The team then spent the next eighteen years in San Antonio.

On February 6, 2020, the Vegas Golden Knights announced it had purchased the franchise from the Spurs with the intent to relocate it to the Las Vegas area. [2] The purchase and relocation was approved by the league on February 28. [3] The team was announced to initially play at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada, [4] while the club's new 6,000-seat arena is constructed at the site of the Henderson Pavilion in Henderson, Nevada. [5]

On May 28, 2020, the Vegas Golden Knights announced that the team will be called the Henderson Silver Knights. [6] The team is named for Nevada's nickname "The Silver State" and adopted the slogan "Home Means Henderson," inspired by the Nevada state song "Home Means Nevada." On August 31, 2020, Emanuel Viveiros was announced as the club's initial head coach. [7] The start of the Silver Knights' inaugural season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On February 5, 2021, the team named Patrick Brown as their first captain a day before their inaugural game of the 2020–21 AHL season. [8] The Silver Knights finished their first regular season earning the top seed in the Pacific Division. The Pacific Division was the only division in the AHL that chose to have a postseason, and the teams had a playoff for the John D. Chick Trophy and division title. As the top seed, the team earned a bye to the semifinals, where they swept the San Jose Barracuda in two games before losing the division championship to the second seeded Bakersfield Condors in three games.

Season-by-season records

Regular season Playoffs
Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts PCT GF GA Standing Year 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2020–21 39 25 13 0 1 51 .654 125 102 1st, Pacific 2021 [a] BYE BYE W, 2–0, SJ L, 1–2, BAK
  1. ^ The 2021 Calder Cup playoffs were not held; the Pacific Division held a postseason tournament for the division title. The bottom four teams had single-elimination play-in games to qualify for the semifinals (the first two rounds). The division semifinals and finals were best-of-three for the John D. Chick Trophy (the last two rounds).

Players

Current roster

Updated May 23, 2021. [9]

# Nat Player Pos S/ G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
44 Canada Layton Ahac D L 20 2021 North Vancouver, British Columbia Silver Knights
45 United States Jake Bischoff ( AInjured Reserve D L 26 2021 Cambridge, Minnesota Golden Knights
43 United States Paul Cotter C L 21 2021 Canton, Michigan Golden Knights
63 Sweden Carl Dahlstrom  Injured Reserve D L 26 2021 Stockholm, Sweden Golden Knights
35 Sweden Oscar Dansk G L 27 2021 Stockholm, Sweden Golden Knights
49 Canada Peter DiLiberatore D L 21 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia Golden Knights
16 Russia Pavel Dorofeyev LW L 20 2021 Nizhny Tagil, Russia Golden Knights
8 United States Jack Dugan W R 23 2021 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Golden Knights
37 Canada Reid Duke C R 25 2021 Calgary, Alberta Golden Knights
25 Sweden Lucas Elvenes RW L 21 2021 Angelholm, Sweden Golden Knights
12 Canada Tyrell Goulbourne LW L 27 2021 Edmonton, Alberta Golden Knights
65 Canada Zack Hayes D L 22 2020 Calgary, Alberta Golden Knights
64 Canada Ben Jones C L 22 2021 Waterloo, Ontario Golden Knights
13 Slovakia Tomas Jurco W L 28 2021 Košice, Czechoslovakia Golden Knights
53 Finland Marcus Kallionkieli LW L 20 2021 Kankaanpää, Finland Golden Knights
6 Canada Kaedan Korczak D R 20 2021 Yorkton, Saskatchewan Golden Knights
39 Canada Jake Leschyshyn C L 22 2021 Raleigh, North Carolina Golden Knights
54 Canada Jermaine Loewen LW L 23 2021 Mandeville, Jamaica Silver Knights
62 United States Jake McLaughlin D L 25 2020 Hinsdale, Illinois Silver Knights
77 Russia Maxim Marushev RW R 22 2021 Saratov, Russia Golden Knights
24 Canada Ryan Murphy ( A) D R 28 2020 Aurora, Ontario Silver Knights
21 United States Danny O'Regan ( A) C R 27 2021 Berlin, Germany Golden Knights
94 Canada Brayden Pachal D R 21 2021 Estevan, Saskatchewan Golden Knights
57 Canada Mason Primeau C L 19 2020 Owen Sound, Ontario Golden Knights
72 United States Gage Quinney LW/ C L 25 2021 Las Vegas, Nevada Golden Knights
46 Denmark Jonas Rondbjerg RW L 22 2021 Rungsted, Denmark Golden Knights
4 United States Jimmy Schuldt ( A) D L 26 2021 Minnetonka, Minnesota Golden Knights
36 Canada Logan Thompson G R 24 2021 Calgary, Alberta Golden Knights

References

  1. ^ Fischel, Mark (January 30, 2003). "San Antonio Rampage "Stampede" into the AHL". HockeysFuture.com. Retrieved June 17, 2005.
  2. ^ "Vegas Golden Knights Purchase AHL Franchise Membership". National Hockey League. February 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "AHL heading to Las Vegas in 2020-21". AHL. February 28, 2020.
  4. ^ "Vegas Golden Knights Issue AHL Update". National Hockey League. February 12, 2020.
  5. ^ "Vegas Golden Knights And City Of Henderson Issue AHL Update". National Hockey League. February 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "It's Henderson Silver Knights!". 8newsnow.com. 2020-05-28.
  7. ^ "Henderson Silver Knights Announce Hiring Of Head Coach Manny Viveiros". NHL.com. August 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "Henderson Silver Knights Name Leadership Group for Inaugural Season". OurSports Central. February 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "Roster - Henderson Silver Knights". Retrieved May 23, 2021.

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