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The Seattle Kraken Have Officially Joined The NHL

NEW YORK (April 30, 2021) – The Seattle Kraken today completed the acquisition of their team and officially joined the National Hockey League.

“On behalf of the Board of Governors, I am delighted to officially welcome the Seattle Kraken to the NHL as our 32nd Member Club,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “Congratulations to David Bonderman, the Bonderman 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.”


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Paul's avatar

$650M wire transfer sent by the Kraken this morning, Bettman checks the bank account and out comes the release.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/30/21 at 11:18 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

The amount of money is just….crazy.  Here’s a neat little overview of the changing costs to join the league: https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/golden-knights-nhl/cost-of-nhl-expansion-team-goes-from-2-million-to-500-million/

Posted by TreKronor on 04/30/21 at 04:55 PM ET

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