SEA ISLAND, Ga | The Latest: NHL approves Seattle expansion for ’21-22 season
SEA ISLAND, Ga. — The Latest from the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors meeting, where expansion to Seattle was on the agenda. (all times Eastern):
The NHL Board of Governors has voted unanimously to approve expansion to Seattle.
Twenty-four of 31 votes were needed to award the league’s 32nd franchise to the Emerald City. Commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to make the formal announcement at noon Eastern.