Kraken maak finale betaling, amptelik 32ste NHL-span geword

Seattle-eienaars betaal $ 650 miljoen om die 32ste franchise te word. Die Kraken begin volgende seisoen speel.

“Namens die Raad van Beheer, I am delighted to officially welcome the Seattle Kraken to the NHL as our 32nd member club,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday. “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.


General manager Ron Francis has been able to talk to colleagues around the league, and he and his staff have been scouting and planning for the expansion draft July 21. The final payment by ownership allows him to make official transactions, such as signing college free agents.

Today is another momentous day on the journey to puck drop,” Bonderman said. “We have an incredible few months ahead of us.




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