Does Atlanta have a hockey team now?
No, Atlanta does not currently have a hockey team in the NHL. However, the city has a hockey team in ECHL, named the Atlanta Gladiators.
The Gladiators are a minor league ice hockey team based in Duluth, Georgia. They play in the South Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference.
They play their home games at Gas South Arena, which is approximately 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Atlanta. The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators and provide family-friendly, affordable fun to Metro Atlanta.
NHL Georgia Team over the years are the Atlanta Flames and the Atlanta Thrashers. The Flames were part of the NHL from 1972 until 1980 when they relocated to Calgary.
The Thrashers joined the league in 1999 but relocated to Winnipeg in 2011 due to financial difficulties and low attendance.
Despite these setbacks, Atlanta remains a large market with a passionate sports culture. There have been ongoing discussions about potential NHL expansion to Atlanta.
Although there are no official confirmations yet, there are signs indicating that the city could once again host an NHL team in the future.