Monday, June 29, 2015
Las Vegas – It’s not just Las Vegas applying to get a club into the National Hockey League. Reps from Seattle and Quebec City are also planning to send in applications for the 2017-18 season.
“Over the past several years we have received numerous expressions of interest from potential markets and ownership groups that have indicated an interest in joining the National Hockey League. The Board decided to examine those expressions more formally and also to welcome any other groups or markets that may be considering pursuit of an NHL team,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “The fact that we are beginning this process does not necessarily mean that any expansion teams will be granted as a result of this process.”