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9/21 – Adam Kutner’s Player Profile of the Week

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If the Golden Knights first preseason game was any indications of what to expect, it certainly shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’re heading into another thrilling season. Vegas began the 2018–19 preseason with a goal 16 seconds into their first exhibition game. The man behind the goal, Jonathan Marchessault, also scored forty-one seconds into the second period. The top line forward looked to be in midseason form, which is great news for Golden Knights fans. Expectations are high but Marchessault is ready for the challenge.

“Intensity is going to go up. As much as you work out in the summer, nothing prepares you for hockey season as much as playing some games. Definitely going to be good, I think all the guys are excited.” – Jonathan Marchessault, VGK Forward

What We Know About Jonathan Marchessault

  • Undrafted Free Agent in 2011
  • Right-handed Forward
  • Previously played for CBJ, TB, FLA
  • Signed 6-year/$30M contract with Vegas
  • 2017-18 Stats: 77 Games Played, 27 Goals, 48 Assists, 75 Points, Average Time On Ice (17:30), +36, 268 Shots, 6 Power Play Goals
  • Career Highs: ATOI (17:30), Assists (48), Points (75), Shots (268), +/- (+36)

The 5’9, scrappy forward is a natural goal-scorer, with impressive numbers in the last two seasons. It took Marchessault a few years to find his way in the NHL, but Vegas fans are glad he found a home in Las Vegas.

“It was never easy. Everything was always hard for me… I’m happy of the path that I took, and I’m just happy to be here, and I think it’s going to be a great experience for our whole team. We started something great, and we want to keep going, for sure.” – Jonathan Marchessault

The 27-year-old forward has a combined total of 57 goals in the past two seasons.

What We May Not Know About Jonathan Marchessault

  • Born December 27, 1990 in Cap-Rouge, Quebec
  • QMJHL 2011 First Team All-Star
  • AHL All-Star 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Awarded 2011 Bud Light Cup for Quebec’s player of the year
  • Went by Jonathan Audy-Marchessault until 2013-14
  • Signed entry-level deal with Columbus in 2013, Traded to Tampa in 2015, Signed with Florida in 2016
  • In 2016-17, Marchessault was the first Florida Panther to score 30 goals since 2009

“We don’t necessarily need a playoff lineup, we need to have a playoff mentality. That’s by playing the right way and that’s what we’re focused on right now.” – Jonathan Marchessault

In the postseason, Marchessault led the Golden Knights with eight goals, and second in playoff points behind linemate Reilly Smith. To get back to the Stanley Cup Finals, Vegas will need the same type of performance from #81.

Last season,  Attorney Adam Kutner gave away tickets to the Vegas Golden Knights home games, along with Zamboni rides during the intermissions. As an avid hockey fan, Adam Kutner looks to keep the VGK spirit alive by providing weekly news updates about the team’s offseason. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news on our beloved Golden Knights.

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Adam Kutner Cares Team Celebrates Mexican Independence Day

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Over the past weekend, the Adam Kutner Cares team joined the festivities for Mexican Independence Day at Texas Station. The hotel and casino partnered with the Mexican Patriotic Committee for a free, family-oriented festival to celebrate Mexican heritage and the country’s historic independence from Spain.

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9/16 – Winner of Adam S. Kutner’s Ticket Giveaway

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The team at Adam S. Kutner & Associates was able to give away two tickets and a Zamboni ride to last night’s preseason home game. Take a look through our Facebook post for more pictures of our winner. Continue reading for a full-game recap!

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9/13 – #OffseasonwithKutner Weekly VGK Updates

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The Vegas Golden Knights made another statement this week by trading for Canadiens star forward, Max Pacioretty. Vegas continues its summer of adding talented forwards with leadership ability. Vegas GM George McPhee traded and signed for another elite misfit player out to prove something. The former captain is primed to have a great statistical season after leaving his stress behind in Montreal.

We’ve added a couple of players in Stastny and Pacioretty that are very good two-way players, very good character people. So I hope that we are a better team than we were last year. Time will tell. – Vegas GM George McPhee

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9/5 – #OffseasonwithKutner Weekly VGK Updates

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The big story this week is the surprise 20-game suspension of Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt. One player that’ll need to step up in Schmidt’s absence is linemate Brayden McNabb.

“We knew we were contenders. We knew we could possibly go far in the playoffs and even win. We believe in that room and it’s contagious.” -Brayden McNabb

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8/29 – #OffseasonwithKutner Weekly VGK Updates

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Not many players are as steady and even-keeled as Reilly Smith. The Golden Knights top line forward put together arguably his finest NHL season in 2017-18. Smith and fellow linemate, Jonathan Marchessault, played a major role in William Karlsson’s Lady Byng award-winning campaign. It’s hard to imagine Vegas’ success without Smith’s leadership, or his 0.90 points per game average.

“We want character people… good leadership, great character and good work ethic.”– Gallant on Reilly Smith’s team influence

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8/22 – #OffseasonwithKutner Weekly VGK Updates

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The 2017-18 NHL regular season happened to be career years for several Vegas players. Obviously, William Karlsson stole that category and flipped it through his legs. For other players, statistics didn’t show their true success. For the Golden Knights team, that player is Nate Schmidt.

“You go do what you can on your shift, and you rely on the next guy to go do his job on his shift, and hopefully that wear and tear will eventually push the opponent into making a play they don’t want to make.” – Nate Schmidt

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8/15 – #OffseasonwithKutner Weekly VGK Updates

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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

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Adam Kutner Gives Back to Students at “Back to School” Fair

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On Saturday, August 4th, the Latin Chamber of Commerce hosted the La Oportunidad Expo “Back to School” Fair at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas. The event helped students welcome in the new school year with fun, culture, and school supplies.

The Adam Kutner Cares team attended the event and distributed school supplies to the many children that attended. Not only did several groups of children and their families attend the event, but many community leaders came to support these students as they go back to school.

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8/6 – #OffseasonwithKutner Weekly VGK Updates

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Over the weekend, the Vegas Golden Knights announced they had come to terms with William Karlsson, a restricted free agent. The star center penned a one-year contract through the 2018-19 season. “Wild Bill” got a well-deserved raise from $1M to $5.25M per season, setting himself up for an extended deal next summer.

“I’m happy to have my deal and we don’t have to speculate other things. I want to prove that I can do it more than just once. Hopefully I play good and can look at a longer deal in the future.”-William Karlsson, VGK Center

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