LAS VEGAS (AP) �� When Max Pacioretty told his kids he had been traded from the Montreal Canadiens, one of his three sons pointed to his bedsheets covered in NHL team logos and asked which one was Vegas.
Problem is, the sheets were pre-Golden Knights. Instead, he showed his sons a YouTube video of the team's pregame extravaganza during the playoffs. They quickly became excited, and they weren't the only ones.
"When we came here and we played them ... it was one of the most amazing hockey experiences in my life," Pacioretty said Wednesday at his introductory news conference. "I'm really looking forward to it. It's a first-class organization that I'm proud to be a part of."