Misha Donskov, MA’11 (Kinesiology), rolled the dice on a franchise that did not exist – no nickname, no uniform and, to most observers, no chance. But that gamble is paying off today as his Las Vegas Golden Knights are a handful of wins away from a Stanley Cup in its inaugural season.
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“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of not only an NHL team, but, more specifically, to be part of something from ground zero,” said Donskov, the Golden Knights Director of Hockey Operations. “I’ve always loved challenges in life and this was an ultimate opportunity and challenge. Hockey has always been my passion. It’s been what’s at my core.”