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NHL Seattle could unveil name, logos, colors in February

President optimistic all of them can be revealed at same time, happy with arena progress

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- NHL Seattle could reveal logo designs and colors in February or March, perhaps at the same time it announces the name of the League's 32nd team, president and CEO Tod Leiweke said following his presentation to the NHL Board of Governors on Monday.

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Seattle NHL expansion team energized on one-year anniversary

Making strides in ticket sales, building organization ahead of debut in 2021-22 season

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

It has been one year since the NHL announced expansion to Seattle on Dec. 4, 2018.

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Seattle NHL expansion team 'getting close' to announcing nickname

Reveal could come in first quarter or first half of next year, GM Francis says

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- Seattle general manager Ron Francis said he hopes the NHL expansion team will announce its name in the first quarter or first half of next year.

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Seattle NHL expansion team hires Ricky Olczyk as assistant GM

Was professional scout for Maple Leafs last season, previously worked under Francis

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The Seattle NHL expansion team hired Ricky Olczyk as assistant general manager on Tuesday.

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Seattle NHL expansion team aiming to name coach offseason before debut

Could hire sooner than 2021 if GM Francis targets someone

by Mike Battaglino / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Seattle NHL expansion team plans to hire its coach the offseason before it begins play in the 2021-22 season, CEO Tod Leiweke said Thursday.

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Seattle NHL expansion team nickname could be revealed near All-Star Game

'Being really thorough … being really thoughtful' about identity

by Mike Battaglino / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Seattle NHL expansion team nickname is targeted to be announced around the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game in late January, Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke said Thursday.

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Seattle expansion team expects nickname early in 2020, before coach

Timetable for hire could stretch into next June, GM Francis says

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The Seattle NHL expansion team is likely to have a nickname before it has a coach, general manager Ron Francis told SI.com on Monday.

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Francis scouting WJSS begins long process to NHL for Seattle

Colleagues praise new GM, believe he's perfect choice to build expansion team

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- The Seattle NHL expansion team took its first steps in scouting when Ron Francis walked into USA Hockey Arena on Tuesday.

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Francis ready for Seattle comparisons after success of Vegas

New general manager expects rivals to approach expansion draft differently

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

After the Vegas Golden Knights made the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season of 2017-18, people joked the worst job in hockey would be general manager of the Seattle NHL expansion team.

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Francis excited about unique challenge as first Seattle general manager

Ready to put experience at all NHL player, management levels toward building expansion team

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

Ron Francis retired as one of the greatest players in NHL history. At the time, Sept. 14, 2005, he ranked fourth in scoring with 1,798 points, behind Wayne Gretzky (2,857), Mark Messier (1,887) and Gordie Howe (1,850). He had won the Stanley Cup twice and made tens of millions.

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