Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hockey to Las Vegas One Step Closer

Hockey in Las Vegas is gaining momentum, as the NHL has formally began the expansion process. This doesn't guarantee a new team will be granted, but it opens the door to the possibility.

Las Vegas is seen as one of the favorites for an expansion team. The team already has a new arena in place, and some 13,000 people have put down deposits on season tickets.

Many people think the NHL to Vegas will happen. MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren thinks a team could be in place in time for the 2017 season.

Seattle and Quebec are the other cities being mentioned for an expansion team.

Related: Can Las Vegas Support an NHL Team?