• Report: Seattle Hockey Partners chooses Tod Leiweke for its president

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    SEATTLE - Seattle Hockey Partners has selected former NFL COO Tod Leiweke as its CEO and president, according to ESPN.

    The announcement is expected to be made by banker David Bonderman and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer at a Wednesday morning news conference.

    Leiweke is the brother of Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke. The group is behind the push to bring an NHL team to Seattle and quickly sold 33,000 season ticket commitments. The goal was 10,000.

    >> Read more: 25,000 NHL season ticket deposits made in Seattle's bid for expansion team

    Oak View is also responsible for redeveloping KeyArena, where a NHL team would play.

    In December, 2017 NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the expansion fee for an NHL franchise in Seattle was set at $650 million.

    >>What will Seattle's NHL team's logo look like? Check out this concept art

    With a team presumably on its way to Seattle, fans have been eager for months to find out the potential name and logo.

    >> Gov. Inslee leaks name for Seattle's possible new NHL team; Here are other options


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