Name was one of the options tipped off by domain registrations.
It’s official—Seattle’s NHL expansion team will be called the Kraken.
Named after a mythical sea creature, the name will play off of Seattle’s waterfront and port.
A cryptocurrency exchange has used Kraken.com since at least 2013. The team is using currently using the domain name SeattleKrakenHockey.com for its website. It’s a bit long, but the team can also promote NHL.com/kraken.
The Kraken are scheduled to begin play in the 2021-2022 season. It remains to be seen exactly when that season will start given Covid-19.