The National Hockey League (NHL) expanded to Las Vegas in 2017 with the addition of the Vegas Golden Knights, making them the league’s 31st team. However, the NHL did not expand to Quebec, Seattle, or Toronto at that time. While there has been discussion and speculation about potential NHL expansion to these cities, as of my knowledge cutoff of September 2021, no official plans have been announced by the NHL.
In June 2016, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that it had approved an expansion team in Las Vegas, Nevada, which would become the Vegas Golden Knights. The team began playing in the 2017-18 NHL season as the league’s 31st team.
There were reports and speculation about potential expansion to Quebec, Seattle, and Toronto around the same time, the NHL did not expand to these cities by 2017. However, there have been ongoing discussions about the possibility of expanding to these markets, with Seattle eventually being granted an expansion team that began playing in the NHL in the 2021-22 season as the Seattle Kraken.