The Associated Press is reporting Las Vegas was chosen over Quebec. A NHL insider says the league has decided Las Vegas will get an expansion team provided organizers can come up with the $500 million US fee…
A person with direct knowledge of the NHL’s decision says the league has settled on Las Vegas as its choice for expansion, provided organizers can come up with a $500 million fee.
The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because details have not been released by the league ahead of its Board of Governors meeting on June 22. Quebec City was also considered for expansion. A second person who had been briefed on the decision said Las Vegas was a “done deal” following the recommendation of the NHL’s executive committee.
This new expansion team would start in the 2017-18 season at the earliest.
No official comment from the NHL at this time.