NHL deputy commissioner: Las Vegas report 'completely untrue'

Kirby Lee / Reuters

The NHL was quick to dismiss the notion that the league is in talks with billionaire William Foley to bring a team to Las Vegas.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly refuted Friday's report by Josh Kosman and Larry Brooks of the New York Post in an e-mail to The National Post.

“Completely untrue,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote. “Has never even been discussed internally, much less actually considered.”

Kosman and Brooks reported that Foley is in advanced talks with the league about placing a team in Las Vegas, and that the Arizona Coyotes would be the logical candidate for relocation.

A source told the publication Foley is capable of owning an NHL club.

“He’s the real deal,” the source said. “He has deep pockets."

Foley's goal is to bring a a team to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the NHL.

New York investor Andrew Barroway purchased a majority share of the Coyotes earlier this month.

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