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How Many Canadian Players on Vegas Golden Knights? Updated 2023-24

By / 5 July 2023 09:18 AM

Vegas Golden Knights celebrating victory over the Winnipeg Jets with a 4-1 score
Vegas Golden Knights celebrating victory over the Winnipeg Jets with a 4-1 score( Source : instagram )

How many Canadian players are on Vegas Golden Knights?

Answer: Vegas Golden Knights have 24 Canadian players on their 2023-24 roster. It has the most Canadian players among 31 other teams.

The team has 38 players on their roster.

The Vegas Golden Knights joined the NHL in June 2016. They play as a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference.

Some players with Canadian nationality are:

  • Michael Amadio
  • Laurent Brossoit
  • Lukas Cormier
  • Kaedan Korczak
  • Keegan Kolesar
  • Jonathan Quick
  • Mark Stone
  • Logan Thompson

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Vegas Golden Knights Roster With Pictures 2023

The Vegas Golden Knights roster consists of Jonathan Quick, Kaedan Korczak, Reilly Smith, and Teddy Blueger. Mark Stone is the captain of the team.

The team was formed in 2017 representing Las Vegas in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the NHL. They have played for 6 seasons including one Stanely Cup appearance in the 2018-19 season.

The Knights during a match against the Winnipeg Jets at T-Mobile Arena
The Knights during a match against the Winnipeg Jets at T-Mobile Arena( Source : instagram )


Vegas Golden Knights goalies are Adin Hill, Jonathan Quick, Logan Thompson, and Laurent Brossoit. All of the goaltenders are from Canada except Jonathan.

The Golden Knights acquired Hill in August 2022, after the news reached both Lehner and Brossoit.

  • Adin Hill (33) : Comox, Canada
  • Jonathan Quick (32): Connecticut, United States
  • Laurent Brossoit (39) : Port Alberni, Canada
  • Logan Thompson (36): Calgary, Canada

Emergency Goalie

  • Jiri Patera (30) :  Prague, Czechia

The Czech professional ice hockey was called under emergency conditions after Adin Hill suffered a lower-body injury in May 2023.


Vegas Golden Knights' defenseman list has Nicolas Hague, Alec Martinez, and Shea Theodore. Ben Hutton joined the team in the 2021–22 season.

Shea Theodor and Alex Pietrangelo are elite defensemen on the team. Theodor is an offensive defenseman with Norris Trophy potential, scoring 5 game-winning goals in 2021-22.

Left Defenseman

  • Lukas Cormier (40) : Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, Canada
  • Ben Hutton (17): Ontario, Canada
  • Nicolas Hague (14): Kitchener, Canada
  • Alec Martinez (23): Michigan, United States
  • Shea Theodore (27): Langley, Canada
  • Brayden McNabb (3): Davidson, Canada

Right Defenseman

  • Kaedan Korczak (6) : Yorkton, Canada
  • Dysin Mayo (61): Victoria, Canada
  • Brayden Pachal (94) : Estevan, Canada
  • Zach Whitecloud (2): Brandon, Canada
  • Alex Pietrangelo (7): King City Canada


Vegas Golden Knights have 7 Wingers. They are William Carrier, Reilly Smith, Keegan Kolesar, and more.

The list of wingers with their position is as follow:

Left Wing

  • William Carrier (28): Montreal, Canada
  • Pavel Dorofeyev (16): Nizhny Tagil, Russia

Right Wing

  • Phil Kessel (8): Wisconsin, United States
  • Keegan Kolesar (55) : Brandon, Canada
  • Mark Stone (61): Winnipeg, Canada
  • Jonas Rondbjerg (46) : Horsholm, Denmark
  • Reilly Smith (19): Toronto, Canada


Vegas Golden Knights Center players are Michael Amadio, Brendan Brisson, William Karlsson, Nicolas Roy, and more. William was picked in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

Brett Howden was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights for Nick DeSimone. He was picked in the fourth round in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

Michael posing with the Knights fans in the rink corner at T-Mobile Arena
Michael posing with the Knights fans in the rink corner at T-Mobile Arena( Source : instagram )

  • Michael Amadio (22):  Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
  • Jonathan Marchessault (81):  Cap-Rouge, Quebec City
  • Ivan Barbashev (49): Moscow, Russia
  • Paul Cotter (43): Michigan, United States
  • Brendan Brisson (24): California, United States
  • Jack Eichel (9): Massachusetts, United States
  • Teddy Blueger (53): Riga, Latvia
  • Byron Froese (51): Winkler, Canada
  • Brett Howden (21): Oakbank, Canada
  • William Karlsson (71) : Marsta, Sweden
  • Chandler Stephenson (20): Saskatoon, Canada
  • Nicolas Roy (10):  Amos, Canada

Among all these players, Laurent, Logan, Robin, and Nolan are injured. Laurent suffered a lower-body injury while making a save on the Oilers' Connor McDavid.

Logan had a lower-body injury while playing the third period of the game versus the Calgary Flames. He is expected to come back by May 18.

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Vegas Golden Knights Alternate Captain

The Vegas Golden Knights' captain is Mark Stone. Their alternative captains are Alex Pietrangelo and Reilly Smith.

Mark Stone

Mark Stone was appointed captaincy in January 2021. He was acquired by the Knights in a trade with the Ottawa Senators in 2019.

The Knights did not have any captain for straight three seasons after entering NHL expansion in the 2017-18 season. Ottawa drafted Stone in the 6th round(no. 178) in 2010.

Mark giving a expression during a hockey match at T-Mobile Arena
Mark giving a expression during a hockey match at T-Mobile Arena( Source : instagram )

The Winnipeg native has 584 games and has made 196 goals. He has made 318 assists and 514 

The 31-year-old was missing from the lineup for over 3 months due to a back injury. He also had another back surgery back in May 2022.

He joined the team again in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Winnipeg Jets in Round One. Before he joined, they finished first in the Western Conference.

Vegas Golden Knights Alternate Captain

During the 2020-21 season, Alex and Reilly were announced as the alternative team captains. Stone also served as an alternative caption from 2017 to 2021.

In their initial year, they had six alternate captains including Luca Sbisa, Jason Garrison, James Neal, Deryal Engellan.

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Vegas Golden Knights Coach and General Manager

Vegas Golden Knights coach is Bruce Cassidy. Vegas Golden Knights general manager has been Kelly McCrimmon since May 2019.

Bruce Cassidy

Bruce Cassidy coaching record is 292 wins and 155 losses and 9 ties. He was hired as head coach for the Knights on 14 June 2022.

He signed a 5-year contract worth $22,500,000. He replaced the team's former coach Peter DeBoer who was fired in May 2022.

The Ottawa native won the Jack Adams Award in 2020. He previously served for the Boston Bruins for seven seasons and worked with teams Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks.

Cassidy was drafted 18th overall by the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Before that, he used to play in the Ontario Hockey League for the Ottawa 67’s in the 1982-83 season.

His playing career was cut short by three knee operations from 1984 to 1988, including a total ACL reconstruction.

Before Cassidey, Gerard Gallant served as head coach from 2017 to 2020. Then, Peter DeBoer held the title for two years in 2020 and 2022.

Bruce is married to Julie Cassidy. They have a happy family of four with two kids, Shannon Cassidy and Cloe Cassidy.

Cassidy standing on the Boston Bruins's team side when he served as head coach for the team
Cassidy standing on the Boston Bruins's team side when he served as head coach for the team( Source : instagram )

Kelly McCrimmon

Kelly McCrimmon was announced as the first assistant general manager of the Knights. He turned down the Toronto Maple Leaf's offer to join the front office.

McCrimmon coached for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in the starting years of his career. He has served as GM for the Wheat Kings guiding them to five Memorial Cup appearances.

In the 2014-15 season, he was named the assistant coach to Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in Finland.

He was key in the team's scouting, planning, and player assessment leading up to and during the 2017 Expansion Draft and the team's maiden Entry Draft in June 2017.

He reports to George McPhee, the club's president. He is in charge of all hockey operations decisions and oversees the club.

George previously held the position from July 2016 to September 2019. During his tenure, the team made one Stanley Cup appearance. He won the General Manager of the Year Award (2017–18).

Since he joined the team, they have achieved one division title and two Stanley Cup playoff appearances.

Kelly is married to Terri McCrimmon who serves as receptionist on its staff directory on the team. They have two children namely Chelsea and Mick.


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