NHL Rumors: Expansion Team In Las Vegas ‘Done Deal’ For 2017-18 Season

The NHL appears to be the first of the four major North American sports leagues to be entering Las Vegas.

The league received expansion bids from Las Vegas and Quebec City last year, and Adrian Dater of Bleacher Report reported Wednesday that Sin City should be good to go.

The next Board of Governors meeting is June 22 in Las Vegas, which also is the day and location of the 2016 NHL Awards.

Any potential Las Vegas franchise likely would play at T-Mobile Arena — a beautiful new arena that opened last month and seats 17,500 for hockey.

Watch NHL commissioner Gary Bettman talk about expansion from his media availability Monday in the video below.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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