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Golden Knights’ 2024-25 regular season schedule released: Vegas to host Colorado in Oct. 9 opener

The Vegas Golden Knights will be a very different team when they hit the ice at the start of the 2024-25 regular season after the offseason departures of seven members of the 2023 Stanley Cup team: Jonathan Marchessault, Chandler Stephenson, William Carrier, Michael Amadio, Alec Martinez, Logan Thompson and Paul Cotter. Anthony Mantha also left via free agency, signing a one-year contract with Calgary.

Vegas will move ahead without two more Original Misfits in Marchessault and Carrier; the only ones remaining are William Karlsson, Brayden McNabb and Shea Theodore.

The 2024-25 goalie tandem will be Adin Hill and newly-signed Ilya Samsonov, and Kaedan Korczak will be a full-time NHL blueliner, according to general manager Kelly McCrimmon.

Other offseason additions include forward Alexander Holtz and netminder Akira Schmid, the two pieces involved in the Cotter trade with New Jersey, as well as forward Victor Olofsson, who was signed to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

For the sixth time in eight years, the Golden Knights will open the season on home ice when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, Oct. 9. In last year’s season opener, the Golden Knights raised their Stanley Cup banner before defeating the Kraken 4-1; Vegas is 4-1 all-time in season openers at T-Mobile Arena and 2-0 in season openers on the road.

The Golden Knights will open the season with three straight home games against Colorado, St. Louis and Anaheim before hitting the road for a three-game swing against Thompson and the Capitals, Tampa Bay and the Stanley Cup champion Florida Panthers.

The Golden Knights’ regular season will end with a back-to-back road set against Calgary and Vancouver on April 15 and 16.

One of the most anticipated games of the year will be Marchessault’s return to Vegas, but that won’t come until the Golden Knights’ final home game of the year, April 12. However, Marchessault will have a chance to square off against his former team when the Golden Knights visit Smashville on Jan. 14 and March 29.

The Golden Knights will face the newly-minted Utah Hockey Team three times in November, including Nov. 2 and Nov. 30 in Vegas as well as Nov. 15 in Utah.

Nine of 14 games in November will be on the road, with a season-high five-game road trip starting Nov. 20 in Toronto and concluding Nov. 27 in Denver.

The club’s longest homestand, a five-game stretch, will start Feb. 27 against the Blackhawks and wrap up March 9 against the Kings.

There will not be an All-Star Game this season; instead, the 2025 NHL 4 Nations Face-Off — a seven-game tournament featuring top players from the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland — will take place Feb. 12-20 in Boston and Montreal.

The first six players of each team were revealed last week; Jack Eichel was one of the first six named for Team USA, a list which also included forwards Auston Matthews and Matthew Tkachuk as well as defensemen Adam Fox, Quinn Hughes and Charlie McAvoy.

The Golden Knights will play their Pacific Division opponents a total of 26 times, with four matchups each against the Ducks, Flames, Oilers, Kings and Canucks as well as three games against the Sharks and Kraken; two of the three matchups against San Jose will be on the road, while two of the three contests against Seattle will be home games for the Golden Knights.

The four-game series against Anaheim will wrap up Dec. 23 in Las Vegas, while the season series against San Jose will be completed on Jan. 7. Vegas has two road matchups against both Calgary and Vancouver in April.

The Golden Knights will have a chance to face off against the Dallas Stars three times, including a home matchup on Dec. 6 and a home-and-home in the span of three games in late January.

Vegas will welcome back former players on the following dates:

Amadio — Oct. 25 vs. Ottawa
Mantha — Oct. 28 vs. Calgary
Carrier — Nov. 11 vs. Carolina
Thompson — Nov. 17 vs. Washington
Stephenson — Dec. 21 vs. Seattle
Martinez — Feb. 27 vs. Chicago
Cotter — March 2 vs. New Jersey
Marchessault — April 12 vs. Nashville

Golden Knights 2024-25 regular season schedule

All games are subject to change, all times PST

Tue. Oct. 9 vs. Colorado 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 11 vs. St. Louis 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 13 vs. Anaheim 7 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 15 at Washington 4 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 17 at Tampa Bay 4 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 19 at Florida 3 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 22 vs. Los Angeles 8 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 25 vs. Ottawa 3 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 26 vs. San Jose 7 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 28 vs. Calgary 7 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 30 at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 2 vs. Utah 7 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 6 at Edmonton 5:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 8 at Seattle 7 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 11 vs. Carolina 7 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 13 at Anaheim 7 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 15 at Utah 6 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 17 vs. Washington 5 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 20 at Toronto 4:30 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 21 at Ottawa 4 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 23 at Montreal 4 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 25 at Philadelphia 4 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 27 at Colorado 7 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 29 vs. Winnipeg 5:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 30 vs. Utah 7 p.m.

Tue. Dec. 3 vs. Edmonton 7 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 4 at Anaheim 7 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 6 vs. Dallas 7 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 12 at Winnipeg 5 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 14 at Edmonton 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 15 at Minnesota 3 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 19 vs. Vancouver 7 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 21 vs. Seattle 7 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 23 vs. Anaheim 7 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 27 at San Jose 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 29 vs. Calgary 5 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 31 vs. Montreal 12 p.m.


Thu. Jan. 2 vs. Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 4 vs. Buffalo 7 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 7 at San Jose 7:30 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 9 vs. N.Y. Islanders 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 11 vs. N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 12 vs. Minnesota 5 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 14 at Nashville 5 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 17 at Carolina 4 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 18 at Chicago 5 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 20 vs. St. Louis 3 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 23 at St. Louis 5 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 24 at Dallas 5 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 26 vs. Florida 5 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 28 vs. Dallas 7 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 30 vs. Columbus 7 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 2 at N.Y. Rangers 3 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 4 at N.Y. Islanders 4:30 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 6 at New Jersey 4 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 8 at Boston 12:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 22 vs. Vancouver 7 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 24 at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 27 vs. Chicago 7 p.m.

Sun. Mar. 2 vs. New Jersey 5 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 5 vs. Toronto 7 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 7 vs. Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 9 vs. Los Angeles 5 p.m.
Tue. Mar. 11 at Pittsburgh 4 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 13 at Columbus 4 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 15 at Buffalo 9:30 a.m.
Sun. Mar. 16 at Detroit 10 a.m.
Thu. Mar. 20 vs. Boston 7 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 22 vs. Detroit 5 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 23 vs. Tampa Bay 5 p.m.
Tue. Mar. 25 at Minnesota 5 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 28 at Chicago 5:30 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 29 at Nashville 3:30 p.m.

Tue. Apr. 1 vs. Edmonton 7 p.m.
Thu. Apr. 3 vs. Winnipeg 7 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 5 at Calgary 7 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 6 at Vancouver 7 p.m.
Tue. Apr. 8 at Colorado 7 p.m.
Thu. Apr. 10 vs. Seattle 7 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 12 vs. Nashville 7 p.m.
Tue. Apr. 15 at Calgary 6 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 16 at Vancouver 7 p.m.

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