The City of Seattle’s newest pro hockey team will be known as the Seattle Kraken.
The team released the ‘Kraken’ moniker on Thursday.
“The Kraken is a name born of the fans. It was suggested and championed by the fans,” said Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke.
The team chose the Scandinavian-inspired name over other popular options like the Sockeyes and Evergreens.
Others hoped to see the team go by the Metropolitans, a long-gone NHL team who actually won the Stanley Cup back in 1917.
They also unveiled their new team logo, a stylized letter ‘S,’ which is a nod to the Metropolians’ century-old logo.
It’s not clear what the team will use for a mascot, if anything. The Detroit Red Wings have historically used a large, but not kraken-sized, octopus named Al as their mascot.
The Seattle Kraken will take the ice for the first time in the 2021-2022 season.
A legend from the deep awakens.
— Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) July 23, 2020
Time to get Kraken.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 23, 2020
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