Biggest United States Cities Without an NHL Team

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Jan 07, 2023, 9:50 AM

Expansion teams have become a hot topic in professional sports, and there are multiple American cities big enough to get an NHL team.

Las Vegas and Seattle are the two most recent American locations to get an NHL team, with the Golden Knights and Kraken, respectively. The addition of the two brings the league total to 32 franchises.

Largest United States Cities Without an NHL Team

CityPopulation
Houston2,366,119
San Antonio1,466,791
San Diego1,410,791
Austin1,013,293
Jacksonville987,960

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