The rebuilt KeyArena, where the team will begin play in 2021, will be a world-class facility, NHL Seattle President and CEO Tod Leiweke said. (Courtesy NHL Seattle)

The NHL has officially approved an expansion team for Seattle, which is set to begin play for the 2021-22 season. The move is tied to an $800 million redevelopment of KeyArena.

The announcement came today during a news conference after the vote Tuesday morning at the NHL Board of Governors meeting in Sea Island, Ga.

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