With the NHL expanding to 32 teams in 2021-22, Seattle is to finally get their first NHL team. Seattle has a hockey history that dates back over 100 years. There is a rich history of hockey royalty, revolutionizing the game and even Stanley Cup champions.
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.