NHL Seattle timeline: Seattle’s push for hockey
The NHL is officially coming to Seattle.
An expansion franchise, the 32nd team in the NHL, will begin play in Seattle in 2021-22. KeyArena is set to undergo a significant renovation in preparation to welcome the league (and potentially the NBA at a later date), the city had an overwhelmingly positive response to a season ticket drive, and on Dec. 4, the NHL’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve expansion to Seattle.
Below is a timeline of every story on the NHL Seattle effort that has been covered by MyNorthwest and 710Sports.com. We will update this post with more stories as they come along.
• Romance novel author trademarks Seattle Sockeyes hockey name
• Oak View Group files for hockey team names
• Report: NHL expansion paperwork in hands of potential ownership group
• If Seattle gets its NHL franchise, it could be good right away
• Moore: Waiting for Sonics’ return, but ready to embrace NHL in meantime
• Mayor Durkan: OVG Seattle application for NHL expansion team completed
• Seattle Thunderbirds’ GM: NHL team ‘would be great’ for all local hockey
• Mayor announces season ticket drive for potential NHL team in Seattle
• Would an NHL team reduce Seattle’s NBA chances? Some experts say yes
• Salk: Seattle has high bar to meet with NHL season ticket drive
• NHL Seattle gets to 25K season ticket deposits in 1st hour
• OVG CEO: NBA commissioner ‘loves Seattle,’ aware of NHL ticket success
• Stelton: Seattle showed it has strong appetite for both NHL and NBA
• Canucks president: NHL Seattle season ticket success ‘huge story’ in Canada
• Hockey fight: Seattle’s season ticket sales pits owners against scalpers
• O’Neil: Seattle’s hockey future gets brighter with Tod Leiweke leaving NFL
• Did Gov. Jay Inslee leak the name for Seattle’s possible new NHL team?
• Prospective NHL Seattle owner has his eyes set on the NBA, too
• Investors announced for Seattle’s NHL franchise
• Seattle City Council approves $700M KeyArena renovation
• Salk: Why KeyArena vote passed, bringing NHL Seattle team even closer
• Deputy commissioner: December earliest vote would be on NHL Seattle expansion team
• Prospective NHL Seattle owners make expansion pitch to league
• Details, images released for massive NHL Seattle Ice Centre in Northgate
• NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke: Name expected in spring, but colors could be surprise