What city is next to get an NHL team? In 2018, the NHL Board of Governors awarded a franchise to Seattle. The team, as yet unnamed, will play its first season in 2021-22, bringing the league to 32 teams.
Which NHL team is most likely to relocate? Florida is probably the most likely option. Nobody cares about hockey in Florida. The Panthers are valued at $295 million, the second lowest in the NHL, and almost always rank last in NHL attendances.
Where should the NHL expand next? With Las Vegas and Seattle being granted teams, Quebec City is on the shortlist of cities that would earn a team that chooses to relocate, making the capital city of the province could be an ideal fit for a return to the NHL.
Are any NHL teams relocating? Seven active NHL teams are a product of relocation (Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets).