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Justin Emerson

Sports Reporter

Justin Emerson joined the Las Vegas Sun as its Golden Knights reporter in November 2018 after two years with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He graduated from Arizona State University, where he covered the club hockey team and its transition to NCAA Division I. He has had previous bylines with Sports Illustrated, NFL.com, MLB.com, USA Hockey Magazine and the Arizona Republic.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Breaking News

    Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

    William Carrier is a bruising power forward who stumbled his way into some goals last season, but his league-leading hits-per-game and physical presence is the extent of ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Vegas Golden Knights fans who hoped to come out of this summer’s NHL Entry Draft with more clarity on the team’s roster heading into the 2019-20 season were likely disappointed. Vegas still had as many questions at the conclusion of the draft June 22 as it did at the end of this past season, namely: The Golden Knights are still over the salary cap, a situation many thought they would address through draft-day trades.

  • Sports

    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    Thomas Olsen stepped off the Cashman Field pitch after an early-season game and walked to a crowd of more than 30 cheering friends and family who had come to watch him play. That’s when the Las Vegas Lights’ 24-year-old goalie realized the magnitude of being a hometown star.

  • Sports

    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in April that Las Vegas will be one of the cities considered, but so are Charlotte, Detroit and Phoenix. Once Renaissance and the city agree to a plan for a stadium, they will submit a bid ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Ryne Nelson swears he’s not thinking about Monday, June 3. No one would blame him if he was because it’s a day every baseball player dreams about yet few actually get to experience. The University of Oregon right-handed relief pitcher and Basic Academy graduate looks like one of the lucky ones. He could be ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    William Karlsson sighs when asked the question he’s grown accustomed to getting—and tired of answering. Any updates on a long-term contract with the Vegas Golden Knights?

  • Features

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    On a lake in northwest Ontario, two cottages sit just across the water from one another. It’s there that Mark Stone’s journey to Las Vegas began.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    One minute it’s William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith, then Paul Stastny, Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty take the ice.

  • Sports

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    For the second consecutive year, the Vegas Golden Knights will take on the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are a few Sharks focal points as the Knights look to continue their dominance over their rivals.

  • Sports

    Sunday, March 10, 2019

    Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is one of four Golden Knights eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the year, and he says he hasn’t given much thought ...