Seattle has been built on some amazing sports teams, the Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Supersonics, Sounders, Seattle Storm, and at one time The Metropolitans. Sports are a true passion of the people of Washington and we've wanted a hockey team for a long time.

Now we're the 32nd team in the NHL and our expansion draft takes place July 21st at 5 pm. Some Seattle sports legends are going to lend a hand with drafting our team. They won't pick the play exactly but they'll be announcing the choices live at Gas Works Park with some amazing guests!

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Helping draft the Seattle Kraken's new team is true Seattle Sports legends, among them are former Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Storms Sue Bird, Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lews, Seattle Supersonic's Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Current Seattle Seahawk Bobby Wagner, and Hall Of Fame Seattle SuperSonics coach Lenny Wilkens. These are the only confirmed so far, if I had to make an educated guess I think we might see a few more Seattle Legends like Russell and Ciara Wilson, Rainn Wilson (Dwight K Schrute of the Office), Macklemore, maybe even A-lister Chris Pratt.

These people will of course be accompanied by the Seattle Kraken's Coach, Owners, and draft team to help make sure everything goes over smoothly.

More than likely some of these draft picks will take place across Seattle in different locations to showcase some of the more popular areas of Washington like the space needle, Climate Pledge Arena, Seahawks stadium Lumen Field, T-mobile park you name it.

Just to make sure you don't forget the expansion draft will take place at 5 PM PT on ESPN2 Wednesday night

 

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