#VGKWorldwide October Fan Of The Month
Introducing a new feature, the #VGKWorldwide Fan of the Month. During the first week of each month, the Vegas Golden Knights will highlight a #VGKWorldwide member that cheers on the Golden Knights far away from Las Vegas and T-Mobile Arena.
Our first #VGKWorldwide Fan of the Month is Michael, who makes sure to watch every single game all the way in Essen, Germany.
“I booked an NHL TV subscription and watch every game from now on,” he said. “I always wake up extra early, although I have to work later in the day.”
The Golden Knights were not the first hockey team Michael cheered for as he grew up following his hometown team the Essen Mosquitoes, who used to compete professionally in Germany. Michael admits that he had been in search for a new team to follow ever since the Mosquitoes tenure in Germany came to an end.
“I was already a big hockey and NHL fan for many years,” said Michael. “Our team in Essen was very successful in the early 2000’s.”
Like many others Michael was originally surprised by the idea of professional hockey in the desert, although it did not take long for him to turn any skepticism into belief. He was captivated by the iconic Vegas pre-game show that he first learned about on YouTube and considers Deryk Engelland’s pregame speech following the events on October 1 the moment he officially became a true Golden Knights fan.
Michael’s favorite player is Marc-Andre Fleury, and his best memory as a fan is the win over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals. He has been a #VGKWorldwide member since it was first introduced in April.
“I really wanted to meet more people worldwide and I've already met many great people from Las Vegas via our Facebook group,” he said. “My dream is to meet a player or the whole team through VGK Worldwide.”
Michael will make the trip from Germany to Vegas in March to see his first ever Golden Knights game and get the chance to meet some of his favorite players. Visit vgkworldwide.com today to learn more and become a member.