Remembering a Former Golden Knight: James Neal

James Neal made plenty of history with the Vegas Golden Knights. Here's the other aspects that made him part of the franchise's history.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Four
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The story of the Vegas Golden Knights's first season is one for the history books. From winning the Pacific Division in their first season to making the Stanley Cup Finals, 2017-2018 was a magical season for the Golden Knights. The historical run spawned numerous folk heroes within the Las Vegas community, giving birth to the "Golden Misfits."

For one particular "Misfit," he's the center of some Vegas Golden Knights history. James Neal is known for scoring the first goal in franchise history on October 6, 2017, against the Dallas Stars. In fact, he scored the first two, en route to the first victory in Golden Knights history.

So what made James Neal special? What other memorable moments did the Canadian winger have that made him a bona fide "Misfit?" Here's how Neal made himself part of the franchise's history, helping the Golden Knights grow into the top franchise they are today.