Knights Nuggets: Vegas may be close to getting a new ECHL affiliate

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes.

Rise and shine! Let’s check in on some news and notes:

- With the Quad City Mallards no longer around, the Golden Knights may be close to getting a new ECHL affiliate. [Fort Wayne Journal Gazette]

- The hockey world lost a legend this week as Blackhawks great Stan Mikita passed away at 78. [ProHockeyTalk]

- It seems all but certain that Seattle will be getting an NHL team. But when will that happen? We still don’t know, and that’s unfortunate for fans who have submitted season ticket deposits. [The Seattle Times]

- Canada and Russia on New Year’s Day? Yes please. [IIHF]

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