Following today’s statement by Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), Quebecor plans to participate in the process announced by the NHL and submit its candidacy in order to bring the Nordiques back to Québec City.
Quebecor has consistently stated that its objective is to establish an NHL franchise in Québec City and it intends to make every effort to achieve that goal. Out of respect for NHL authorities and the process that has been established, Quebecor will maintain its policy of discretion as it proceeds.
Quebecor will be the manager of the Videotron Centre for the next 25 years. The state-of-the-art facility in Québec City, which seats 18,259 for hockey, is set to officially open in September 2015. It was designed to meet NHL standards.
TVA Sports, owned by Quebecor, has been the NHL’s official French-language broadcaster since the beginning of the 2014-15 season under a 12-year agreement.