"Today is an exciting and historic day for our League as we expand to one of North America's most innovative, attractive and fastest-growing cities", NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.
It's official. The NHL Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve Seattle as the 32nd NHL franchise for the 2021-22 season on Tuesday.
A date has not yet been set for a hockey expansion draft for Seattle to populate its first roster, but the NHL did say it will follow the same rules and format that were in place for Las Vegas' expansion draft in 2017.
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Someone in charge of explaining the Seattle arena construction timeline to National Hockey League officials recently said in order to make the deadline of an opening by October 2020, all construction, legal and political matters would have to go perfectly. Apparently, the league doesn't want to cause any confusion with the Metropolitan Division, especially now that Seattle will be in the Pacific Division, with Arizona moving to the Central to make room. "The incentive to keep more than seven forwards or more than three defensmen - depending on the team - would result in the penalty of exposing more players to the expansion draft".
"Today is a day for celebration in a great city that adores and avidly supports its sports teams and for our 101-year-old sports league", Commissioner Gary Bettman said. In 1917, the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup (back then, the victor of the PCHA played the victor of the NHL for the cup). There's also hope that the rebuilt arena and the foundation being laid by the NHL's 32nd franchise will help bring the National Basketball Association back. Some GMs have said privately they would be more inclined this time to lose one desirable player rather than give up multiple assets to save one. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City's first major winter sports team since the NBA's SuperSonics left town in 2008.
"They've always felt that we should have a little more time to build the arena right", Bruckheimer said. "If it was someplace else, I wouldn't have done it". In March, the Oak View Group tested this by setting out a goal of offering deposits for 10,000 season tickets-a goal that was reached in 12 minutes, the Seattle Times reports. "As we went through application process and got more and more information and did our due diligence process on the Seattle market, it certainly became even more attractive".
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A ground-breaking ceremony at KeyArena is scheduled for Wednesday and there are also plans for a $70-million practice facility in the Seattle's north end. "That's why today happened".
"We're not looking right now and I think for the foreseeable future at any further expansion", Bettman said.
It will also pick up on a hockey history in the city.
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