The NHL is Coming to Seattle: FAQs

Seattle was officially granted the NHL's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, December 4th in a unanimous 31-0 vote. The long-rumored expansion was given the green light after the Board of Governors meeting and is set to hit the ice in the 2021-22 season. While less earth-shattering than the Vegas expansion just a couple of years past, the Emerald City expansion will still shake up the league in many ways.