American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews announced today that the AHL Board of Governors has awarded an expansion franchise to NHL Seattle and Oak View Group.
The AHL’s 32nd team will be located in Palm Springs, Calif., and will begin play as the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s expansion Seattle franchise in the fall of 2021. (More from AHL here)
AHL Palm Springs also launched a ticket drive for season ticket deposits Monday. Season ticket deposits are available on Ticketmaster. Deposits are $100 for general seats and $250 for club seats.
The Palm Springs team will play at a new arena on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation in downtown Palm Springs. The $250-million, 10,000-seat downtown Palm Springs arena on tribal land will open in September 2021, prior to the start of the season. (More on new arena here)
— NHL Seattle (@NHLSeattle_) June 27, 2019
By Jon Sorensen