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Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Juarez Applaud NHL Decision

SEATTLE (December 7, 2017) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez applauded the NHL’s decision to allow Seattle to apply for a NHL expansion team.

“This is a good day for Seattle sports fans, our City, and our region’s economy. The NHL’s announcement helps lays the foundation for a team in 2020 in Seattle’s redeveloped Key Arena. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, and I look forward to working with the community, the National Hockey League, and Oak View Group to bring a hockey team to Seattle exactly 100 years since our team won the Stanley Cup,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan.

“Seattle is ready! We are thrilled that the NHL Board of Governors took this major step towards bringing the best hockey in the world to our city. Seattle Center is on track to be a world-class venue for an NHL team and for tens of thousands of fans,” said Councilmember Juarez, Co-Chair of the Select Committee on Civic Arenas. “Go Seattle Steelheads! Go Seattle Sockeyes! Go Seattle Seawards!”