Report: ‘Significant progress’ made in agreement to bring Coyotes to Utah

Apr 11, 2024, 8:00 AM

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 14: Connor Ingram #39 of the Arizona Coyotes celebrates a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on March 14, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY – There is reportedly “significant and meaningful progress” in the framework of a deal that allows for a relocation of the Arizona Coyotes to Utah.

NHL Insider Frank Seravalli joined the KSL Sports Zone to address rumors about the Arizona Coyotes relocating to Utah for the upcoming NHL season.

On Wednesday, Seravalli reported that Coyotes players were informed of a verbal agreement between Arizona and Utah regarding relocation.

Related: Auction date set for Phoenix land Coyotes want for arena

“I would say that it’s a step further than that,” Seravalli said. “The NHL has sent a memo to the board of governors. It’s been sent to a very, very small circle of owners. They’re trying to keep the circle tight. There was an acknowledgment to Coyotes players that something is happening. I do think that the three sides are either very close or have an actual agreement in place that needs to be papered and signed.”

Rumors surrounding the NHL coming to Utah have been heating up in recent weeks.

Arizona put its name in the hat to buy land for a new hockey arena in Phoenix but Scottsdale mayor David Ortega was quick to oppose the move.

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Report: ‘Significant progress’ made in agreement to bring Coyotes to Utah