The matchup will give Pacific Northwest hockey fans the first taste of what should be an exciting rivalry. And as COVID-19 restrictions start to lift, expect fans from both sides of the border to pack Climate Pledge Arena.
The #Canucks will be the first team to visit Climate Pledge Arena for Seattle’s home opener on October 23rd.
— Brendan Batchelor (@BatchHockey) July 22, 2021
The Kraken selected 30 players, one from each team except the Vegas Golden Knights, in Wednesday’s expansion draft. The team also holds the No. 2 pick in Friday’s NHL Draft and is expected to be busy in free agency, which should help them ice a competitive team right off the jump.
The NHL will announce the complete 2021-22 season schedule Thursday night.
Seattle’s NHL team was officially born April 30, becoming the league’s 32nd team for the 2021-2022 season.