The Seattle Kraken today announce the preseason schedule for their inaugural NHL season, with the team playing home and away games against the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. The games will be played between September 26th and October 5th and the three “home” games will be played at arenas across the state as follows:
- Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 6:00 PM PT – Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks @ Spokane [Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena]
- Friday, October 1, 2021, at 7:00 PM PT – Seattle Kraken vs. Edmonton Oilers @ Everett [Angel of the Winds Arena]
- Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 7:00 PM PT – Seattle Kraken vs. Calgary Flames @ Kent [accesso ShoWare Center]
“We are so grateful to the men and women who have worked tirelessly to build Climate Pledge Arena in the most extraordinary of circumstances and thank Mortenson and all the sub-contractors,” said Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Seattle Kraken. “The arena is on track to host our first regular-season home game in mid-October, but we have made the decision to play our three inaugural preseason games at three outstanding local arenas. This gives us an opportunity to partner with the WHL teams, celebrate hockey across our region and grow this beautiful game. We couldn’t be more excited for these games and then to open Climate Pledge Arena.”
Tickets for each game will be sold by each individual WHL team. The Seattle Kraken will donate a portion of ticket revenue to One Roof Foundation with a goal of raising over $500,000 to expand youth access to hockey. The Kraken is working with the Thunderbirds, the Silvertips, and the Chiefs, along with the Tri-City Americans and the Portland Winterhawks, to grow the game across the region.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 12noon on July 16 via angelofthewindsarena.com for Everett, seattlethunderbirds.com for Kent and ticketswest.com for Spokane.
“These games represent the opportunity to see our roster come together for the first time outside of training camp,” said Seattle Kraken General Manager, Ron Francis. “It will be an honor to play them in hockey communities across the state and I know our players will be excited.”
“We are looking forward to welcome the Seattle Kraken to the accesso ShoWare Center,” said Colin Campbell, president of the Seattle Thunderbirds. “We are already partners with the Kraken and our organizations are committed to developing local hockey players and helping them succeed at the highest levels of the game. This is a unique opportunity for the next generation of Washington hockey talent and being able to host this game in our home arena is an honor. We look forward to giving our Season Ticket Holders the opportunity to see Kraken hockey in the accesso ShoWare Center.”
“It’s an amazing testimony to the growth of hockey in the Pacific Northwest that the Seattle Kraken have quickly unified the passion of our fan base and those of fellow WHL franchises for this incredible opportunity,” said Silvertips and Consolidated Sports Holdings chief operating officer, Zoran Rajcic. “Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett has become synonymous with the energetic and loyal core values of our fans, and the infancy of future NHL and pro talent. From the moment the Kraken approached us with an opportunity to host NHL preseason hockey in our home, we felt it was a perfect match.”
“We are honored to be able to host a Seattle Kraken preseason game at the Spokane Arena as they embark on their inaugural season,” said Mark Miles, president of the Spokane Chiefs. “The event will be a great opportunity for fans in Eastern Washington to see the Kraken play while also helping grow the game of hockey in our region. We are also excited about the opportunity to provide our season ticket holders and the Tri-City American season ticket holders an early pre-sale opportunity to purchase tickets. Thank you to the Kraken for their commitment to supporting hockey communities across the entire state.”
Seattle Kraken Season ticket members whose packages previously included preseason games at Climate Pledge Arena will be offered an account credit.
The Seattle Kraken’s July 21 Expansion Draft is in 12 days, followed by the NHL Entry Draft on July 23-24. The puck will drop for the team’s inaugural season at Climate Pledge Arena in October.
The complete Seattle Kraken preseason schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Seattle Kraken at Edmonton Oilers [Rogers Place]
- Wednesday, September 29, 2021 -Seattle Kraken at Calgary Flames [Scotiabank Saddledome]
- Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – Seattle Kraken at Vancouver Canucks [Rogers Arena]