Merry Christmas, Seattle! Coal for you, Quebec City!

The NHL announced today it has approved the expansion bid and Seattle will officially become home to the NHL’s 32nd franchise in 2021-22.

The board of governors voted unanimously in favour of the decision in Sea Island, Georgia, prior to today’s announcement.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says “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…”

Read more on the expansion here.