Starting Monday, the NHL will run its last draft combine to feature a pool of prospects primarily born in the 1990s. Every non-expansion pick of the Vegas Golden Knights will have been born in or after the year the Las Vegas Thunder folded.

American hockey fans old enough to remember can fondly educate that draft class on Sin City’s first peak in pro hockey interest. Two years after a one-off scoop of NHL preseason action in 1991, the Thunder came to town as a full-time tenant of the IHL.
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