The Las Vegas Golden Knights have had a lot of great announcements since joining the National Hockey League; but this one may be one of the biggest. The Knights have a Head Coach!
53 year old Gerard Gallant will be the first Head Coach in Golden Knights history. Gallant comes to Las Vegas from the Florida Panthers. He led them to their first 100-plus-point season in 2015-16 when they went 47-26-9 to win the Atlantic Division. Gallant also has an overall winning record in the National Hockey League. He’s compiled a 152-140-4-31 record with both the Panthers and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Gallant and the Staff of the Golden Knights can now get down to business on the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft. The Draft is scheduled to be held on June 18th, picks introduced on the 21st.