Report: Seattle franchise to push back team name unveiling

Scott Charles
NBC Sports

The NHL pause has extended to almost every aspect of the League, and that includes the 32nd franchise.

The new organization in Seattle was expected to release its name sometime in April but the announcement will be pushed back, according to the Sports Business Journal.

The Seattle franchise will join the NHL ahead of the 2021-22 season and expect to play their home games at the renovated KeyArena.

Late Tuesday evening, the Ottawa Senators announced that an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. It was the first confirmation of a positive test within the NHL since the coronavirus pandemic started to spread across the globe.

Scott Charles is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @ScottMCharles.

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