NHL Future

Timeline created by RickfromPawnStars
  • Owners Meeting

    At the owners meeting in Hamilton, Ont., a few issues are discussed.
  • Commissioner Hints At Expansion

    The commissioner of the NHL hints at expansion.
  • Expansion

    Two new expansion teams, the Quebec Nordiques and Seattle Totems are announced. The Nordiques begin play at Videotron Arena and the Totems begin play at a refurbished KeyArena in 2024.
  • Heritage Classic Retired

    The first outdoor event to be retired is the Heritage Classic, held by the Toronto Maple Leafs at Blue Jays Park (the replacement for Rogers Centre opened in 2026).
  • In Game Death

    2 Minnesota Wild players die in a game at Xcel Energy Center
  • Winter Classic Retired

    Second outdoor game retired, the Winter Classic, at Nationals Park.