The first time the Knighttron cameras trained their sights on Cameron Hughes at a Golden Knights game, he looked like any other fan. There he was, just taking in the game like any other fan. Except… something seemed to come over him. Then, all of a sudden, the man with the body of a Greek dad bod got up, tore off his shirt to show his abiding love for VGK.
For years “that guy that dances at the games” risked rolling his ankle to hand out free shirts to the crowd and get the place amped up. Unfortunately, the Cameron Hughes era for Vegas’ NHL franchise has come to an end.
What?! Why is Cameron Hughes no longer going to be at VGK games?
The news came as a shock to many when Johnny Kats at the RJ reported it this weekend. The hired, crowd hyping gun had been a part of the franchise for each of its first six seasons.
According to the article, the Golden Knights said that Cameron remains a friend to the organization despite them no longer picking up the phone to hire him. Hopefully Cameron didn’t learn about it on Twitter.
For what it’s worth, Cameron has taken things in stride offering his love for the team in a tweet before Sunday’s game against the Dallas Stars. Cameron, while a massive star for arguably his biggest recurring gig with the Knights, has been known to cut a rug at several other arenas and stadiums worldwide.
So while it hurts to see him go, we love to watch him leave. One foot on a stranger’s chair, the other perched on a railing, spinning a t-shirt over his head one last time. That would be a nice send off. Hey Knights… one more for the road?
Enjoy some of our favorite moments of Cameron rallying VGK fans…