There has recently been a unanimous vote by the National Hockey League’s Board to authorize a franchise for Las Vegas, Nevada. Congratulations to the city! It should be very exciting whereas this is the first major league professional team to represent them. This new team will start their season 2017-18.
The owner will be billionaire business man, Bill Foley. Though he doesn’t have a name yet, he likes the idea of having the same name as his college team “Army Black Knights”. Home games will be held at the T-Mobile arena. This is the first team expansion in the league since 1997-2000 when the Predators, Thrashers, Blue Jackets, and Minnesota Wild were added. The Las Vegas team will be receiving 30 players total, which is one from each NHL team. Stay tuned for the new players, logo, colors, and the name to be confirmed for this new hockey team to make some noise in the NHL!