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December 4, 2018

Seattle picked for NHL’s 32nd team

By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Hockey Writer

SEA ISLAND, Ga. — The National Hockey League is expanding to Seattle. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league’s 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 to allow enough time for arena renovations.

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.


 
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