An updated look at the Golden Knights’ all-time records after 5 seasons

It’s as if it was just yesterday when the Vegas Golden Knights were unveiled as the 31st team in NHL history. But it’s now five seasons of desert hockey. Although they failed to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history this season, the Golden Knights have had a tremendous amount of success as an expanding team.

With the Golden Knights season upon us, let’s take a look at some of the team’s all-time records and see what changes have been made this season.

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Considering the fact that he led the team in 2021-22 and was already ahead in the scoring race at all, Jonathan Marchesault remains the all-time Golden Knight leader in goals, assists, matches played, and points.

His 122 goals, 169 assists, and 291 points in 356 games he played top the Golden Knights in each category in a row. With Marchi set to be an integral part of the team moving forward, it doesn’t look like anyone will catch him anytime soon.

Jack Eichel’s 14 goals, 11 assists, and 25 points haven’t made him into the top ten in any major stat category yet. It will be interesting to see how the all-time scoring race develops and hopefully Marchessault, Mark Stone, Jack Eichel and Max Pacioretty are all healthy and able to play full seasons in 2022-23.

In goal, Robin Lehner is still second in the number of wins compared to 117 for Marc-Andre Fleury with Lehner having only 39. Logan Thompson climbed to fourth all-time, with Laurent Prosuite tied and sitting behind Fleury, Lehner and Malcolm Soban.

One season records

The Golden Knight’s first season continues to affect the statistical side of things. William Carlson’s 43 goals, David Byron’s 50 assists, and Carlson’s 78 points from that season remain the records for a Golden Knight in a single season.

Keegan Kolesar came close to overtaking Ryan Reeves’ 74-minute penalty kick season in 2018-2019, having been short by just six points in 2021-22.

On the personal side of things, the Golden Knights have had seven players who have achieved high levels in their careers this season. These include Shea Theodore, Nicholas Roy, Keegan Colesar, William Carrier, Zack Whiteclad, and Dylan Coughlan.

The most notable player to do so was Chandler Stevenson who increased his score by 29 and emerged as the top six attacking Golden Knights.

next season

In terms of who can break records next season, Pasurietti needs to play in 26 more games to pass Thomas Nozick and Alex Tosh for seventh all-time in the games he’s played. Stone, despite being the captain, still needed to play in another 35 games to break into the top ten and pass Reeves.

As for goals, the top ten are mostly rounded off by current players. But Touch’s 61 goals could reasonably be surpassed by Stone (56), Theodore (53) and Stevenson (43) next season. Eichel needs 18 goals to pass Nosek and enter the top ten in goals scored as well.

In terms of points, the first six names are all current members of the VGK (1- Marchessault, 2- Karlsson 3- Smith, 4- Theodore, 5- Pacioretty 6- Stone).

With just 19 points, Stevenson can overtake Tuch for the seventh time ever. Also if Smith left in the off-season, Theodore could pass him with a 25-point season. Finally, with only 14 points, Alex Pietrangelo can take the top 10 of all time and pass Paul Stastny.

Mount Rushmore Update

The Golden Knights would take a while to truly establish their old players. But I think we already have a pretty good idea of ​​who some of the names would be if every NHL team were asked to present “Mount Rushmore” to the four best players in team history. For example, a Pittsburgh penguin would be easy – Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Jaromir Jäger, and Evgeny Malkin.

If I had to pick four players that best represent the history of the Golden Knight during their five years of existence, I’d go with Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Marchesault, Shea Theodore, and William Carlson. Let me know which one you’d pick in the comments box below.

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