NHL hopes still alive for Seattle

Dec 3, 2013, 10:32 AM | Updated: 11:30 am
Sources say former NHL player Jeremy Roenick was in Seattle Monday with an investment group to discuss working with investor Chris Hansen in efforts to bring an NHL franchise to the area. (AP Photo/Don Heupel)
(AP Photo/Don Heupel)

Sources report there was a meeting of NHL minds in Seattle on Monday.

KING 5’s Chris Daniels says sources tell him former NHL player Jeremy Roenick was in Seattle with an investment group to discuss working with investor Chris Hansen in efforts to bring an NHL franchise to the area.

In an exclusive interview with Daniels, Hansen says investors are being patient and still working to bring the NBA and potentially an NHL team to the city.

“We’re as resolute as ever. I think Seattle is a great market. Our job is to finish the environmental process and get the arena shovel ready, and we’re very close to that. There are not many hurdles left,” Hansen tells Daniels.

The Memorandum of Understanding Hansen’s investment group has with Seattle and King County would have to be recrafted to activate public financing for an arena build in an NHL-first scenario.

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