Maloofs Join Push for NHL in Vegas

The Maloof family, which owned the Sacramento Kings pro basketball team for 15 years, is reportedly part of a group trying to recruit a National Hockey League team to Las Vegas. The team’s home would be at a arena now under construction by MGM and AEG on the Vegas Strip.

The Maloof family, onetime owners of the Palm resort in Las Vegas, is part of an ownership group seeking to bring a National Hockey League expansion franchise to Las Vegas, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The team would be based at a $375 million, 20,000-seat arena now being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on the Vegas Strip. The arena, located behind New York-New York and near the Monte Carlo, is scheduled to open in spring 2016. It is being built to NHL and NBA specifications, the newspaper reported.

MGM, AEG and the Maloof families were all unavailable for comment on the report, which first appeared in the New York Post.