Posted April 06, 2019 03:29:37The NHL is set to announce an expansion team this spring, the league announced on Monday.
The news came in a press conference, but no details were released.
It was announced in February that the league had partnered with China’s Gaijin Entertainment to host an expansion game for the 2020-21 season.
The NHL, which currently has two teams in Shanghai, has been struggling financially for years, having missed its goal of having a new stadium ready by 2021.
Gaijin had to sell its existing arena, the Shanghai Sharks Arena, in November 2019, and the team will vacate the arena and move to a new venue at a new site in Shenzhen.