Longtime Las Vegas resident Deryk Engelland delivers

LAS VEGAS -- When Deryk Engelland first came to this city in 2003, he earned $500 a week playing for the ECHL's Wranglers, a minor league team. He met his wife, Melissa, here, had his two sons here and built a house with a pool and a swing set here. Even after he broke into the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins and went on to play for Calgary Flames, Engelland continued to live in Las Vegas during the offseason. Then, in June, the Vegas Golden Knights selected the defenseman in the expansion draft.
On Oct. 1, Engelland's adopted city endured the worst mass shooting in modern American history. As he struggled to come to grips with the tragedy, Engelland met with victims' families. He delivered groceries to the local firehouse. He became part of the conscience for a community grappling with the unconscionable.