Happy day folks, the Seattle Kraken is now officially a part of the NHL. This announcement comes after the team paid the final bit of its whopping $650 million expansion fee. So now Seattle can be proud to officially have the league’s 32nd team!

Beyond recognition, this is also a big deal because it means the team is now free to sign and trade for players. And that means the real beginning to the future of our city’s newest sports team. On that note, the team will take part in a draft on July 21st of this year. During that time, nearly every team will lose a player to Seattle.

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This step puts us one step closer to the exciting first puck drop this October at Climate Pledge Arena. And we have to say we’re pretty dang excited whether we can watch the games in person or not. We know many of you are feeling the same and we’re excited to see just which players we get to welcome to beautiful Seattle.

In the meantime, you can always stock up on some Seattle Kraken gear. Or check out their various social media accounts and keep up to date with our team. We hope this news helps start your weekend on a high note and we’ll see you back here soon for some more Kraken news.