The Kraken have officially become part of the NHL as their final payment of $ 650 million in franchising has been transferred to the league.
“It is a matter of pride for all of us to complete the long process of becoming an official member of the NHL և 32nd Privilege,” said Kraken Majority Owner David Bonderman in a written statement on Friday. “It’s the ultimate testimony to our fans of their amazing support, their faith, their dream of the Seattle NHL coming true today.”
This move clears Kraken of players making transactions, participating in all league matches, voting, and revenue sharing. Bonderman և Brockheimer, co-owner of the business, first received the privilege in December 2017. They agreed to do so next spring for $ 650 million, which was approved by the league board after a vote for the team. of Governors in December 2018 on the island of Cale in the state of Sea.
“On behalf of the Board of Governors, I am pleased to officially welcome Seattle Kraken to the NHL as our 32nd member club,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Batman. “Congratulations to David Bonderman, the Bonderman family, their partners, the entire Seattle Kraken organization, the Seattle City և Kraken fans as the Club continues its exciting journey to the fall of grain in October.”
The team is preparing to start its first season this October.