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.
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).
Will there be any new NHL teams? The newest additions to the league are the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017 and the Seattle Kraken in 2021. The league has also relocated several franchises, most recently in 2011 when the former Atlanta Thrashers became the second and current incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets.