Seattle is about to be swept up by the Kraken Krazies (yeah we made that up). The Seattle Kraken became the 32nd NHL team after completing their final $650M payment to join the league.
Now that it’s official, the Kraken can make trades, sign players, and (you guessed it) play hockey.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettmen welcomed the team:
On behalf of the board of governors, I am delighted to officially welcome the Seattle Kraken to the NHL as our 32nd member club. Congratulations to David Bonderman, the Bondermna family, their partners, the entire Seattle Kraken organization, the city of Seattle and Kraken fans as the club continues on its exciting journey towards puck drop in October.
Are you ready to dive in with the Kraken?