Jerry Bruckheimer

Backers of NHL team in Seattle hope for decision in June

Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer has been hosting hockey games for a quarter-century. Now he wants to do it on a much bigger scale.

The filmmaker of "Flashdance," ''Beverly Hills Cop" and "Top Gun" fame joined his partners — billionaire David Bonderman and Oak View Group Chief Executive Tim Leiweke — on Wednesday in discussing for the first time publicly why they're trying to bring a professional hockey team to Seattle.

One answer, they said, is that the city deserves one: It's been more than a century since the old Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup, and a decade since Seattle's last major men's professional winter sports franchise,...