LOOK: Pacioretty and Vegas, enjoying it to the Max!
Moving to a new city after calling one home for a decade can be a challenging time, but when that new city is Las Vegas and you just signed a new four year, $28 million contract, you'd probably be grinning from ear to ear too.
Former Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty may say over and over he would have resigned with the Habs had he been given the chance, but it looks like he is more than happy with the trade that sent him to the Golden Knights.
Patches was welcomed to Sin City with open arms Wednesday.
Casino marquees on the famous Vegas Strip welcomed number 67 to town. He was even given a private helicopter tour for a better view to soak it all in.
??come fly with Max let's fly, let's fly away?? pic.twitter.com/afyO6U6LPc— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) September 12, 2018
Before enjoying the sights and sounds Vegas has to offer, Pacioretty dropped by Mark L. Fine Elementary School with Chance the Golden Knights mascot, to meet some of his newest fans.
Despite all the perks that will come with playing for the Golden Knights, a part of Patches will always bleed the Bleu, Blanc, Rouge.
“Today was a little bit weird putting on the gear,” Pacioretty told reporters at a press conference. “It's something that I haven't done like I said in ten years, put on different gear.”
He also had the chance to meet his new teammates and hit the ice for a little bit, and it appears the former Habs Captain is going to fit right in.
Would ya look who it is pic.twitter.com/IcipjU0Jp1— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) September 12, 2018
"When I came here, the quote I heard was that there's 23 captains. I couldn't put it better myself," Pacioretty said. "This is the situation I want to be in."
Excitement level: MAX ?? pic.twitter.com/gov6y7hSVY— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) September 12, 2018