Las Vegas will have its first major league sports team after being named the 31st NHL franchise, the first since 2000.
Pittsburgh Penguins claim their fourth Stanley Cup after beating San Jose Sharks 3-1 to give then a 4-2 series win in the NHL play-offs.
The Belfast Giants make 31-year-old American forward Alex Foster their latest signing for the new season.
Elite League side Cardiff Devils have re-signed centreman Matthew Myers, who joins from Nottingham Panthers.
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Giants head of operations Steve Thornton is delighted to bring in Canadian defenceman Ryan Martinelli for the 2016/17 Elite League season.