By this point, all of the Golden Knights Nation know about Deryk Engelland’s Las Vegas roots. His wife is a Southern Nevada native and from 2003-2005, Engelland was a gritty, physical defenseman for the Las Vegas Wranglers. But most importantly, Engelland’s simple, yet emotional statement on October 10th united himself and his teammates with the city of Las Vegas.
“Like all of you, I’m proud to call Las Vegas home… I met my wife here. Our kids were born here. I know how special this city is. To all the brave first responders that have worked tirelessly and courageously through this whole tragedy, we thank you. To the families and friends of the victims, we’ll do everything we can to help you and our city heal. We are Vegas Strong.” – Deryk Engelland on October 10, 2017