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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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Francis named general manager of Seattle NHL expansion team

Hall of Fame center was GM of Hurricanes from 2014-18

by Andy Eide / NHL.com Correspondent

Francis introduced as Seattle GM

Ron Francis introduced as Seattle's general manager

Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis is introduced to the media as the general manager of Seattle's hockey club, the League's 32nd franchise

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Ron Francis was named general manager of the Seattle NHL expansion team Thursday.

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Francis timeline: From Hall of Fame player to first Seattle GM

Two-time Cup winner, Whalers' all-time leading scorer to head up NHL expansion team

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Ron Francis was named general manager of the NHL expansion team in Seattle on Thursday. The League's 32nd team will begin play in the 2021-22 season.

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Color of Hockey: NHL Seattle putting premium on diversity, inclusion

Siblings whose father was League's first black team doctor hired by expansion franchise

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he looks at the premium being placed on diversity and inclusion in hiring by NHL Seattle, which will ice the League's 32nd team in the 2021-22 season.

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