The Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL) and Vegas Golden Knights have announced an extension of their affiliation for the 2019-20 season. Fort Wayne be the official ECHL affiliate of the Golden Knights for the second consecutive season.
“We are excited to be back with the Vegas Golden Knights as our NHL affiliate,” Komets General Manager David Franke said. “It is anticipated that we will receive more players from them for the 2019-20 season. This affiliation with Vegas is very important to the Komet organization and all our players.”
The Golden Knights will be entering their third year as a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Former Fort Wayne assistant coach Gerard Gallant will also be serving his third term as head coach of the Golden Knights.
Gallant guided Vegas to one of the most successful debut seasons for an expansion team in North American major professional sports history in 2017-18. Last year, the Golden Knights finished third in the Pacific Division and qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second straight season.
The Knights play their home games at the T-Mobile Arena on the world famous Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Vegas skates the season opener at home Wednesday, Oct. 2 against the San Jose Sharks.
The Komets open their 68th season at home on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Kalamazoo Wings.