Is there a hockey team in Georgia?
|Atlanta Thrashers 1999–2011 Winnipeg Jets 2011–present
Will Atlanta ever get an NHL team?
Two misses and you’re out for NHL in Atlanta.
|Year of move
How many hockey teams are in Georgia?
|Number of NHL Teams
Why doesn’t Georgia have a hockey team? So why was this not the case in Atlanta? There are three reasons: the product put on the ice, the city’s sports culture, and ownership. Though the Thrashers had stars such as Ilya Kovalchuk, Marian Hossa and Dany Heatley during the team’s short history, the team itself always struggled.