"To be able to be a part of this expansion, in our hometown, it was a no-brainer for us," Engelland says. Prior to the NHL, Engelland played Nothing novel there. The Jets release Le'Veon Bell. Consider the Washington Capitals, who entered the league in 1975 and racked up 38 consecutive road losses. The Jets release Le'Veon Bell. But while Engelland, 35, has spent most of the past 14 summers living in Las Vegas, planting roots with his family in the desert, none of his teammates share that experience. Expansion teams historically have had clumsy debuts. And then, before the newest NHL franchise played its first home game on Tuesday, Engelland -- who shared a bond with the city's residents more intimate than any other player on the ice -- took the microphone and addressed the 17,500 fans assembled in T-Mobile Arena. "That's just awesome to have, especially when there's only one guy. They met at the outset of his pro career, while she was earning her master's degree at UNLV and he was making $500 per week with the Wranglers of the ECHL, working out for free at Gold's Gym because their rink at The Orleans casino didn't have a weight room. The defenseman came through for his still-healing city with both a goal and a touching tribute on Tuesday. Where should I go to dinner? "That was the first thing they mentioned. Engelland upgraded gyms too, Vegas-style, and now works out with a former world strongman. Some connections were easy, like goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, a former teammate and close friend. After narrowing the list, he swung by Engelland's place for a second opinion. Here he's pretty much the end-all, be-all of any advice.". Schmidt got his number from Washington's Brooks Orpik, who like Fleury played with Engelland in Pittsburgh. The Florida Panthers (née: 1993) boast the best first-season record for an expansion team in any of the four major professional sports leagues. Owner Bill Foley has stated his goal is to make the playoffs ... in three years. Deryk Engelland is married to his lovely girlfriend Melissa Engellan and has two sons Today they have two sons and a half-acre lot with a pool, trampoline, sandbox and swing set, located roughly equidistant between the Golden Knights' practice facility in suburban Summerlin and T-Mobile Arena on the Strip. As he struggled to come to grips with the tragedy, Engelland met with victims' families. When Haula visited town earlier this month, he blitzed through 20 houses in two days. Life would take the couple elsewhere—South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Alberta—but they kept coming back to Las Vegas. "I think she probably texts with more wives and girlfriends than I have guys," Engelland says. Or, I need a realtor and some insurance, who do I talk to? Until Vegas GM George McPhee called Engelland's camp during the team's exclusive window for contacting free agents, though, it was shaping up to be a difficult year for his family. "Every single guy, except for me, has to look for a house," he says. This thrusts the Golden Knights' oldest player into a unique role on their inaugural roster. And while the Golden Knights are fun to watch when they pour in four goals in a 11-minute burst and so easy to root for when they have a guy such as Engelland speaking on their behalf, the most remarkable thing was how even-keeled they seemed amid the highs and the lows. The second best result is Melissa E Johnson age 50s in Waco, TX in the Mountainview neighborhood. But Vegas clearly targeted Engelland for more than whatever's left in the tank, after he appeared in a career-high 81 games with the Flames last season. Further, Deryk Engelland has an estimated net worth of over $10 million.