According to a report from Sportsnet, Seattle's NHL expansion franchise ownership group intends to announce the name of the team before this year's all-star break in January.
Sportsnet's Chris Johnston talked about the potential new names during Hockey Night in Canada's headlines segment.
The report stated that the Oak View Group registered 13 domain names, giving fans a hint at what the proposed team might be named:
- Seattle Cougars
- Seattle Eagles
- Seattle Emeralds
- Seattle Evergreens
- Seattle Firebirds
- Seattle Kraken
- Seattle Rainiers
- Seattle Renegades
- Seattle Sea Lions
- Seattle Seals
- Seattle Sockeyes
- Seattle Totems
- Seattle Whales
Seattle previously had a hockey team and some credit that team for changing hockey forever. The Seattle Metropolitans became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup in 1917.
One thing you will notice missing in the list above is the name Metropolitans. There is currently an NHL division that goes by that name.
The Seattle franchise is slated to begin play in the 2021-22 season.
The franchise has already released initial pricing for club seats.
Information from the Associated Press is included in this report.
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