The Seattle Kraken are a professional ice hockey expansion team based in Seattle. The team will compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference, beginning with the league's 2021–22 season. The team is owned by Seattle Hockey Partners, consisting of David Bonderman, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Tod Leiweke, and will play its home games at Climate Pledge Arena.
On December 4th 2018, the NHL approved a proposal by Seattle Hockey Partners to grant an expansion franchise to the city of Seattle. In July 2020, the Kraken's name and branding were revealed. It will be the first professional hockey team to play in Seattle since the Seattle Totems of the Western Hockey League played their last game in 1975. The team will play at Climate Pledge Arena, a redeveloped version of Seattle's KeyArena, which had previously been optimized for basketball to suit the former Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).