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The National Hockey League (NHL) has gone through many rounds of expansion and other organizational changes during its nearly 100-year history to reach its current number of thirty teams: twenty-three in the United States, and seven in Canada. On June 22, 2016 the NHL officially approved expansion to Las Vegas starting in the 2017–18 season.[1] The new Las Vegas team was unveiled as the Vegas Golden Knights on November 22 of that year.[2]

References

  1. Rosen, Dan (June 22, 2016). Las Vegas awarded NHL franchise. National Hockey League. https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-expands-to-las-vegas/c-281010682?tid=281011650. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  2. National Hockey League (November 22, 2016). "Vegas Golden Knights official team name". Press release. https://www.nhl.com/news/vegas-golden-knights-official-team-name/c-283981522?tid=281011650. Retrieved November 22, 2016.