Seattle appears to be one step closer to having an NHL team, as the city's mayor Jenny Durkan on Tuesday announced that Oak View Group Seattle submitted its application to the league for an expansion franchise.

The NHL also confirmed it had received the application, according to Chris Daniels of K5 News.

Excited to share the news that @OvgSeattle completed their application to the @NHL - one step closer to bringing another great sports team to our City and revitalizing @SeattleCenter #NHLtoSeattle— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) February 13, 2018

The application includes a down payment of $10 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

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Seattle has been under serious consideration for expansion by the NHL ever since it was announced that OVG plans to redevelop KeyArena back in December.

The next steps for the group will be a review of the application, a submission of additional information, league due diligence, review with the Executive Committee, and a recommendation to the Board, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

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