The Vegas Golden Knights As… Christmas Icons

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 12: Chandler Stephenson #20, William Karlsson #71, Jonathan Marchessault #81 and Zach Whitecloud #2 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after Stephenson and Marchessault assisted Karlsson on a third-period goal against Dustin Wolf #32 of the Calgary Flames during their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 12, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Flames 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 12: Chandler Stephenson #20, William Karlsson #71, Jonathan Marchessault #81 and Zach Whitecloud #2 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after Stephenson and Marchessault assisted Karlsson on a third-period goal against Dustin Wolf #32 of the Calgary Flames during their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 12, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Flames 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Now you need someone to guide the Golden Knights to victory. Someone who has the leadership skills to steer the sleigh in the right direction. They don’t need a bright red nose, though. Who could fit this role so well?

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: Mark Stone #61 of the Vegas Golden Knights reacts after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames in overtime to win their game 5-4 at T-Mobile Arena on December 12, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: Mark Stone #61 of the Vegas Golden Knights reacts after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames in overtime to win their game 5-4 at T-Mobile Arena on December 12, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images) /

That’s none other than Mark Stone, who’s proven to be the guiding light for Vegas. While he hasn’t been the healthiest during his Vegas tenure, he’s been reliable. He’s already at 29 points for the season, only nine behind last season’s total.

The Captain is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, for his ability to guide the Knights is unmatched. Like Eichel, he’s developed a good postseason acumen, scoring 24 points in last season’s Stanley Cup playoffs. You can rely on Stone to lead Vegas from Christmas time to the end of June.