The Seattle Kraken will take to the ice in their home debut today, playing against the Vancouver Canucks. And while the long-awaited game at the new Climate Pledge Arena marks a milestone for the city, it’s hardly the first time Seattle has had serious hockey around town.
It was 106 years ago Seattle got its very first professional hockey team, the Seattle Metropolitans, an expansion team formed by the owners of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. The Mets would prove the first Seattle team to take home a national championship.
In 1917, the season before the NHL was even formed, the Mets won the Stanley Cup against the Montreal Canadiens.
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