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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3. Deryk Engelland's Work Now

Davante Adams, Brent Musburger, Deryk Engelland
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After retiring in 2019-2020, Engelland had his sights set on giving back to the Las Vegas community. He started the Vegas Born Heroes Foundation, honoring Las Vegas citizens who went above and beyond in the city. In fact, his organization went as far as honoring a hero every home game for the 2018-2019 Golden Knights season.

The former Golden Knights player has also donated to various communities in Sin City. That includes giving $8,000 to Serving Our Kids in January to combat childhood hunger and hosting a charity poker tournament at the Palms Casino in October. All of this came with the transition to becoming owner Bill Foley's assistant and joining the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.

You won't find a better ambassador for Las Vegas hockey than Deryk Engelland. The 41-year-old has shared his love of Sin City with the community, giving back to the city (and franchise) that gave him an opportunity.

(Stats provided by hockeyreference.com)