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Seattle Kraken

Founded:2020GM:Ron Francis
Owned By:David Bonderman, Jerry Bruckheimer & Tod LeiwekeCoach:Dave Hakstol
Home Rink:Climate Pledge ArenaCaptain:Vacant
AHL Affiliate:Coachella Valley FirebirdsECHL Affiliate:Kansas City Mavericks

The Seattle Kraken are a professional ice hockey expansion team based in Seattle. The Kraken will compete in the National Hockey League (NHL), beginning with the league’s 2021–22 season. The team is owned by Seattle Hockey Partners, consisting of David Bonderman, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Tod Leiweke.

In December 2018, the NHL approved a proposal by Seattle Hockey Partners to grant an expansion franchise to the city of Seattle. In July 2020, the Kraken’s name and branding were revealed. Then, after years of waiting, their inaugural roster was revealed on July 21, 2021, after the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.

Deeper Dive

2023-24 Season Roster

Matty BeniersWill BorgenChris Driedger
Oliver BjorkstrandVince DunnPhilipp Grubauer
Andre BurakovskyCale FleuryJoey Daccord
Kailer YamamotoAdam Larsson
Alexander WennbergJamie Oleksiak
Jordan EberleJustin Schultz
Pierre-Edouard BellemareJacob Megna
Yanni GourdeBrian Dumoulin
Eeli Tolvanen
Jared McCann
Jaden Schwartz
Kole Lind
Brandon Tanev

The 1917 Metropolitans: Seattle’s First Stanley Cup Champions

In the fall of 2021, the NHL’s newest franchise will take the ice. The newly-named Seattle Kraken will have completed construction on their arena, experienced the expansion and entry drafts as well as free agency, and the stands will, hopefully, be full of Seattleites chanting and cheering on their team. But, it may surprise you to learn that it won’t be the first time top-tier hockey will be played in Seattle. In fact, a little over a century ago, a local team had their name engraved on the Stanley Cup. Read More…

Seattle Metropolitans
1917 Seattle Metropolitans, first American Stanley Cup Champions.

The Players

More Kraken History

10 Reasons You Should Be a Seattle Kraken Fan

The Seattle Kraken are about to start their inaugural season and will share the spotlight with the NHL’s top stories in 2021-22. We don’t yet know how they will perform on the ice, or what the best food item in their arena will be, or what their mascot will look like. That said, these past few weeks — including the Expansion Draft, Entry Draft, and free agency — have given us plenty to look forward to when following the NHL’s newest franchise. From a cutting-edge arena to a franchise player in the making, here are 10 reasons why you should be Seattle Kraken fan. Read More…

2021 NHL Expansion Draft Seattle Kraken
Seattle Kracken draft picks (L-R) Jordan Eberle, Chris Driedger, Chris Tanev, Jamie Oleksiak, Haydn Fleury and Mark Giordano following the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, July 21, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images)