The NHL's Next Two Expansion Teams Confirmed By Insider

Published March 3, 2024 at 8:03 PM

An insider has confirmed the next two expansion teams for the NHL which has excited fans with what's to come in the near future.

Insider Dave Pagnotta Confirms The Next Two NHL Expansion Teams

According to NHL insider Dave Pagnotta, expansion talks have been relatively quiet lately, but he anticipates that to change soon. Pagnotta suggests that Atlanta and Salt Lake City will be the next two cities to gain NHL expansion teams.

It's been a bit quieter on the expansion chatter lately, because of the deadline, but it's sounding like there's continued progress towards Atlanta 3.0 and word of a proposed arena district seems to have Sept/Oct timeline. Utah 33. Atlanta 34.

Pagnotta explains that progress towards Atlanta's third NHL team has been ongoing, with plans for a new arena district potentially coming to fruition by September or October. However, the delay is due to ongoing construction of the arena in Atlanta, pushing back the official announcement.

If these plans proceed as expected, the new teams likely won't start competing until at least the 2025-26 season, possibly even the 2026-27 season.

Stay tuned for further expansion news as more information becomes available.
March 3   |   208 answers
The NHL's Next Two Expansion Teams Confirmed By Insider

Which expansion team will have more success in your opinion?

Salt Lake City16378.4 %
Atlanta4521.6 %
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