Video: Utah Jazz Owner Ryan Smith And SEG Requests NHL Expansion

Jan 25, 2024, 10:41 AM | Updated: 11:41 am

Ryan Smith, Chairman of the Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) appeared on the Pat McAfee Show and discussed Utah’s readiness to host an NHL team, and a potential name for the franchise.

On Wednesday, SEG announced that it had formally requested for the NHL to place an expansion franchise in Utah. Smith followed the announcement with an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on ESPN to discuss what the state had to offer.

“We’ve got to put something in front of [the NHL] that’s pretty tough for them to turn down, and I think we’ve done that,” Smith said.

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Video: Utah Jazz Owner Ryan Smith And SEG Requests NHL Expansion