It’s official — Seattle will be home to the NHL’s 32nd team.

The NHL confirmed the news Tuesday after the board of governors voted unanimously in favour of the decision in Sea Island, Ga.

“Today is an exciting and historic day for our league as we expand to one of North America’s most innovative, beautiful and fastest-growing cities,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “And we are thrilled that Seattle, a city with a proud hockey history that includes being the home for the first American team ever to win the Stanley Cup, is finally joining the NHL.”


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