Remembering A Former Golden Knight: Deryk Engelland

The Vegas Golden Knights have a penchant for having feisty defensemen. From Alex Pietrangelo to originals like Brayden McNabb, Vegas has built out a niche. How did Deryk Engelland fit in and where is he now?

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Golden Knight fans have their list of favorite all-time players. These consist of the likes of Jack Eichel, Marc-Andre Fleury, and William Karlsson. However, one overlooked player played defense for Vegas and has become a mainstay in the Las Vegas hockey community. That player is Deryk Engelland.

Originally drafted in the 2017 Expansion Draft from the Calgary Flames, Engelland was brought in to bring toughness to the Golden Knights. Boy, did the defenseman bring the tough factor, with his imposing size and physical style setting the tone!

What else did Engelland bring to the table? How is he helping the Las Vegas community now? These are mysteries we shall explore as we look into his tenure as a Vegas Golden Knight.