How the Vegas Golden Knights went from a ragtag roster to Stanley Cup contenders in 11 months

The Vegas Golden Knights are one of the most compelling stories in sports right now.

In their first year, the expansion franchise has shown that it can compete with the best teams in hockey, rounding together a roster of players from every team across the league and quickly becoming a force in the NHL.

After winning the Pacific Division, the Golden Knights already have the best debut season for an expansion franchise in any major sport, but with a Stanley Cup berth on the visible horizon, Vegas is far from ready to settle.

Take a look below at how the team came together and turned a ragtag roster into one of the most dynamic teams in the NHL.

Now check out what the biggest stars in hockey looked like when they began their careers.

Photos of what the stars of the NHL looked like when their careers started

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