History of the Seattle Kraken
The Seattle Kraken are the newest addition to the NHL, joining the league as an expansion team in 2018. They are a part of the Pacific Division of the NHL. Despite their short history, the Kraken have already made waves with their unique branding and dedicated fan base.
The origins of the Seattle Kraken can be traced back to 2018, when the NHL announced plans to expand to 32 teams. In the beginning, Seattle was selected as the location for the newest franchise in December of that year. Finally, the team was officially unveiled as the Seattle Kraken in July 2020.
The team’s name and branding pay homage to the city’s maritime history, as well as its location on the Puget Sound. The Kraken is a mythical sea creature that has long been associated with the Pacific Northwest. In addition, the team’s logo features a stylized “S” that doubles as an anchor. The team’s color scheme of navy blue and light blue represents the ocean and sky, respectively.
Kraken’s Inaugural Season
The Kraken’s inaugural season began in October 2021. In the end, the team got off to a strong start with a win in their first game against the Vegas Golden Knights. The team is led by head coach Dave Hakstol.
While the Kraken may be a new team, overall they are already making an impact both on and off the ice. Meanwhile, the team’s home games are played at Climate Pledge Arena. This has been renovated to be one of the most sustainable arenas in the world. In addition to being sustainable, the Kraken has also been active in the community. They have partnered with local organizations to support youth hockey and environmental initiatives.
As the Kraken continues to write its own history, fans are eagerly watching to see what this new franchise will achieve in the years to come. All in all, they are going to be an overall fun team to watch in the coming years.
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