Courtesy Seattle Kraken
Courtesy Seattle Kraken

The Seattle Kraken last week announced 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 take place between Sept. 26 and Oct. 5. The schedule is as follows:

• Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks, 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

• Seattle Kraken vs. Edmonton Oilers, 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Angel of Winds Arena, Everett

  Seattle Kraken vs. Calgary Flames, 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at accesso ShoWare Center, Kent

“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,” Seattle Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke said in a press release. “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 noon Friday 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,”  Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis said in the press release. “It will be an honor to play them in hockey communities across the state, and I know our players will be excited.”

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 Expansion Draft is July 21, 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.