NHL Introduces Seattle as 32nd Franchise; Will Begin Play in 2021-22 Season
It’s finally official hockey fans! The league has unanimously approved the City of Seattle to become the 32nd team to play in the NHL.
It had been rumored for the last few years that Seattle would eventually end up with a team following the arrival of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and indeed that has happened.
There has also been a bit of a shakeup division wise following the news. Once Seattle begins play in 2021, they will play in the Pacific Division, while the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central division that same year to pave way for Seattle to play.
It was exciting to see the Las Vegas Golden Knights enter the NHL for the first time last season, and even more exciting watching the team get to the Stanley Cup finals last year as well.
What the future has in store for Seattle remains to be seen, but one things for sure, they will now have a team and it will be just as exciting as it was when the Golden Knights first arrived. Seattle has yet to have a name, but we should expect to see those details emerge within the next year. Stay tuned.
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