The Vegas Golden Knights retired the first number in franchise history before Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks.
No. 58 was raised to the rafters of T-Mobile Arena to honor the 58 victims who were killed at a country music festival near Mandalay Bay on Oct. 1. The names are stitched onto the banner, grouped together with 58 stars, and “Vegas Strong” draped across the top with Oct. 1, 2017 on the bottom.
Just like the home opener, the names of the 58 individuals whose lives were taken on One October are lit up on the ice— x - Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 1, 2018
Tonight and every night, we honor and remember you pic.twitter.com/GPq6KZLT9j
The Golden Knights’ first season, while historic, has also been about playing for the city of Las Vegas. Not only have they shocked the hockey world for nearly 82 games, they’ve played for a city that has rallied around them, and vice-versa. Vegas will continue this historic run into mid-April when they play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Golden Knights will continue to have an entire city supporting them.