Hockey: Atlanta Thrashers to move to Winnipeg

By REUTERS
June 22, 2011 11:07

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League formally approved the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg Tuesday, rubber-stamping the first franchise relocation in the league since 1997.

Winnipeg hockey fans began celebrating last month when the Thrashers were sold to True North Sports and Entertainment, led by partners Mark Chipman and billionaire David Thomson, Canada's richest man and chairman of news and information company Thomson Reuters.


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