Utah NHL team

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Utah NHL team
Conference Western
Division Central
Founded 2024
History Utah NHL Team
Home arena Delta Center
City Salt Lake City, Utah
Owner(s) Ryan Smith
General manager Bill Armstrong
Head coach Andre Tourigny
Captain Vacant
Minor league affiliates Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
Official website nhlinutah.com

The Utah NHL team is an American professional ice hockey team. They will begin playing in 2024. The team will play in the Central of the National Hockey League (NHL). They'll play their home games in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Delta Center.

History[change | change source]

On April 13, 2024, there were reports that the NHL was in talks to move the Arizona Coyotes to Salt Lake City. The team would be bought and then sold for $1.2 billion to Ryan Smith, the owner of the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

On April 18, 2024, Salt Lake City was officially granted an expansion franchise by the National Hockey League Board of Governors. The team would take over the Arizona Coyotes, who went inactive because they were unable to build a proper NHL arena.[2] If Arizona is able to build a new arena by 2029 then it will rejoin the NHL as an expansion team with all previous team history, records and uniforms being transfered to the team.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Report: NHL, Coyotes make progress on framework for Utah relocation". Sportsnet. Retrieved April 18, 2024.
  2. "NHL BOG approves establishment of new franchise in Utah". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 18, 2024.
  3. "Board Approves Establishment of New Franchise in Utah, Future Reactivation of Arizona Franchise Should Conditions Be Met". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 18, 2024.

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