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NHL Stars Turn Up the Heat in Las Vegas After Regulation Time Ends

Gary Trock

Las Vegas is quickly turning into a hotspot for hockey stars as NHL teams come into Sin City to play the Golden Knights.

While in town, the puck slingers have all been heading downtown to Andiamo Italian Steakhouse located inside the D Casino Hotel.

The avalanche of hockey players began last week when the Boston Bruins were in town to play the Vegas Golden Knights.

Bruins stars Jaroslav Halak, Joakim Nordstrom, Steven Kampfer, and Par Lindholm were seen dining with former Boston Bruin, Darren Banks, who is now an Executive Casino Host at the D Casino Hotel.

A few nights later, Banks brought in a couple of old hockey friends, Calgary Flames coaches, Martin Gelinas, Ryan Huska, Geoff Ward, Bill Peters, and Brad Treliving.

After dinner, he introduced all of them to D casino owner, Derek Stevens, who happily posed for photos at the D’s famous Long bar.

Some of the Calgary Flames players, including Elias Lindholm, Mikael Backlund, Rasmus Andersson, and Oliver Kylington were spotted dining and chowing down on Andiamo’s signature tomahawk steaks before their 6-2 loss to the Knights.

They were joined by former Swedish player, Filip Andreasson.

Nashville Predators stars Calle Jarnkrok, Mattias Ekholm, and Filip Forsberg, also fueled up before their 5-2 win over the Knights.

Vegas Golden Knights Mark Stone brought some of his former teammates from the Ottawa Senators in to enjoy Andiamo, including Mark Borowiecki, Colin White, Thomas Chabot, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Brady Tkachuk.

Senators rookie Erik Brannstrom took advantage of the atmosphere and shared a nice romantic night out at the restaurant sitting in a private both with girlfriend Nellie Kleist.

As for who's responsible for the power play on bringing in all the NHL stars, casino executives Richard Wilk and Darren Banks are handling business out in Sin City and quickly turning the D into the spot to be!