Golden Knights: Off The Ice

Category: Former Players

Welcome, Baby Smith!

Join us in welcoming Navy Rey Smith, daughter of Reilly and Melissa Smith!  She was born March 27 and everyone is healthy and happy.  Congratulations Reilly and Melissa!

(Photo from Melissa Smith’s Instagram)

Happy Dad with Navy

The Smith Family

VGK Alumni Association Golf Tournament

The VGK Alumni Association is excited to bring back the VGK Alumni Association Golf Tournament on April 9!  For more information on participating in or sponsoring this event, please click here to fill out a short interest form.

All-Star Break Throwback!

If you’ve been a fan of the VGK since season 1PC (that’s pre-Cup…), you will likely remember that the boys in gold caused some major waves when several of them popped up on a boat in Cabo San Lucas, MX during the 2018 All-Star Break!  A little birdy told us that several of the guys and their significant others and/or families are once again enjoying the tropical sunshine this year, so until we have new material to share, let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

Reilly Smith, James Neal, Alex Tuch, Erik Haula, Brendan Leipsic, Nate Schmidt, Colin Miller, and Shea Theodore

Ah yes, the famous Cabo picture!

Let us not forget about the following All-Star break when a few of the guys hit the waves in Hawaii, either!

Jonathan Marchessault, Erik Haula, and David Perron
(photo from Erik Haula’s Instagram)

Check out that gnarly scar on Haula’s knee from the surgery he had that season!  Anyone else think Marchy’s VGK swim trunks are hilarious?  Anyone else feel like they need to hit the gym?  No?  Just me.  Alrighty then…

Stay tuned for more All-Star break highlights!

Gala Season!

Many NHL teams host a fundraising or VIP fan gala in the spring of the year, and VGK is no exception. We’ll be giving you a look back at the VGK Galas of the recent past soon, but we thought you might appreciate a snap from a familiar face at his new team’s gala!  The Penguins hosted Night of Assists at PPG Paints Arena on January 24 and our beloved Reilly Smith was in attendance with his beautiful wife, Melissa.  We’re hoping Reilly will be back in town this summer for B4V, and will keep you posted if we hear any plans in the works.

Melissa and Reilly Smith
(Photo from Melissa Smith’s Instagram)


Congratulations to the Haula family as they announced that another little fella will be joining their family before too long, and a bittersweet farewell as they also shared that they’ve sold their house here in Vegas.

The Haula Family at their gender reveal back in August
(Photo from Kirsten Haula’s Instagram)

Tuch’s Tattoos

A lot of our VGK boys have some cool ink, and we’ve heard your requests to talk about the tats and give you a better look at them!  First up, beloved former Knight, Alex Tuch.

Alex’s first, and largest, tattoo is across his upper back, done during two sessions over TEN hours by Ink Masters Champion Joey Hamilton in Las Vegas. This piece features his nickname for his great-grandmother, Stephanie Mohacek: “Gigi” and the Slovakian coat of arms, featuring two lions holding, what else?  Hockey sticks.  The quote “The strength of a family lies in its loyalty to each other” rounds out the piece.

Author’s note: It looks as though Joey tried to cover up a grammatical error in ‘its’ by adding shading over the apostrophe, but it is still quite visible in later photos of the piece.

Alex’s other two pieces are on his right arm, also completed in Vegas.  The upper is based on the area surrounding his family’s cottage in upstate New York, including some local points of interest that have special meaning to him.  This piece also features a compass with his last name and the initials L-L-S-C, which represent his siblings and parents.

The piece on his lower arm is of a cheetah, an animal which Alex says he has always loved because of their speed, aggressiveness, and their ability to prowl and hunt.

Colin Miller Owes Bill Foley $2,000

(Photo Credit: Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

Do not call him Mr. Foley.

It’s a longstanding rule at the Golden Knights to not call the owner of the team by anything other than his first name, Bill. Early on in franchise history so many of the players called him Mr. Foley that he started to fine the players $1,000 every time they did it.

According to a recent interview, he’s still waiting on payment from one former Golden Knight.

The only guy that did it twice, he actually did it three times, was Colin Miller. He still owes me two grand. -Bill Foley to The Hockey News

Bad boy Colin. Pay that man his money.

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