SEA ISLAND, Ga. | NHL set to vote on Seattle expansion for 2021-22 season

SEA ISLAND, Ga. | NHL set to vote on Seattle expansion for 2021-22 season

SEA ISLAND, Ga.  — The NHL Board of Governors is expected to approve expansion to Seattle, with the league’s 32nd team beginning play in the 2021-22 season.

A three-quarters vote of the current 31 owners is needed to confirm Seattle as the league’s newest franchise. The nine-member executive committee that heard Seattle’s presentation in October voted unanimously to move the matter to the full board, which is meeting in Georgia. The vote is expected on Tuesday.

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