BLOG: New Seattle NHL team to join Oilers division
Seattle will join the NHL in the 2021-22 season and play in the Pacific Division
EDMONTON, AB - Seattle was named on Tuesday morning as the 32nd team in the NHL, slated to begin in the 2021-22 season. They will join the Oilers in the Pacific Division with the result being that the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division. This gives the NHL four divisions with eight teams apiece.
In terms of expansion draft rules, they will be exactly the same for the Seattle team as they were for the Vegas squad which entered the League last year. In fact, Vegas will be the one team exempt from the 2021 draft.
As per the NHL, here are the expansion draft rules:
Three goals from Dustin Brown and three points from Anze Kopitar prove to the difference as the Oilers fall in L.A. by a score of 5-2
LOS ANGELES - The Oilers gave up the game's first goal and battled back to take the lead but it was the Kings who then rallied on the strength of three goals from Dustin Brown and three points from Anze Kopitar to defeat the Oilers 5-2 on Sunday night.
Alex Chiasson had two goals to lead the way for the Oilers.