Salt Lake City, Utah

Six finalists announced for Utah NHL nickname


The relocated National Hockey League franchise based out of Salt Lake City, Utah has narrowed the final choices for the name of the team to six.  The Smith Entertainment Group owns the former Arizona Coyotes franchise, and has announced the potential nicknames as the Utah Blizzard, Utah Hockey Club (Utah HC), Utah Mammoth, Utah Outlaws, Utah Venom, and Utah Yeti.

A first-round of fan balloting narrowed the finalists down to the final six, with 520,000 votes arriving in the first round of voting, with the SEC saying that more than 60% of the ballots naming one of the six remaining options as their favorite.

For the 2024-2025 season, the Utah team will wear a generic jersey with “UTAH” across the front.  The branding, mascot, and logo will not appear until the 2025-2026 season.

The home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, the Delta Center, will host games for the new Utah NHL franchise, with renovations soon-to-follow to make the facility more suited for the angles involved in viewing the sport.