Totems Favored as Team Name for New Seattle NHL Franchise

It’s official: professional baseball is coming to Seattle. The NHL board of governors voted Tuesday to approve the growth application for its NHL Seattle team to bring a group to the league to the 2021-22 season.
The announcement was expected for quite some time as it’s been no secret that the league was actively searching for a house for its 32nd team. When the Seattle club starts play, it will join the Pacific Division, with the Arizona Coyotes moving from the Pacific to the Central Division. Now there are just seven squads in the Central.
Totems projected as the likeliest team name When it comes to the title for Seattle’s new NHL franchise, BetOnline has released chances for the event. The sportsbook has tabbed Totems as the -105 favored, together with Emeralds (+400), Rainiers (+700), Sockeyes (+700) and Kraken (+700) topping the list.
The group will play at Seattle Center Arena, since the prior KeyArena is scheduled to undergo a privately financed $800-million renovation. The stadium opened in 1962 and has been the home of the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics before them moving to Oklahoma City in 2008.
With two teams in the four major North American pro sports leagues now in Seattle (the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the MLB’s Seattle Mariners), it was a no-brainer for the NHL to deliver a team there, particularly after the overwhelming success of the latest expansion franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights. There is no shortage of curiosity surrounding hockey in Washington, as a season-ticket deposit drive was held by the possible ownership group on March 1 and also secured 32,000 deposits in the initial 31 hours.
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