The Seattle Kraken are set to pick and choose their way to a near-full roster at the NHL expansion draft on Wednesday and they have enlisted the help of some Seahawks and Seattle legends to announce the picks. The list that includes Sue Bird, Gary Payton, and Macklemore also includes the Seattle Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner and former Seahawk Marshawn Lynch.
The NHL has announced an impressive list of Seattle celebs that will help the #SeaKraken announce their expansion draft picks on Wednesday night: Sue Bird, Marshawn Lynch, Lenny Wilkens, Jordan Morris, Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Bobby Wagner and Kyle Lewis.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 19, 2021
Aside from the Seattle celebrities, as well as Kraken owner Jerry Bruckheimer and other team staff, the remaining picks will be announced by frontline workers from Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Kraken season ticket holders, and construction workers who worked on the renovations of the old Key Arena, now known as Climate Pledge Arena.
The official press release mentions that Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, the Space Needle, and Mt. Rainier will all be “featured” in the broadcast, meaning possibly some picks will be announced from those locations.
Steve Mayer, the NHL’s Chief Content Officer and Executive Producer of the event said, “With support from the entire sports, arts and cultural communities in Seattle, we look forward to producing a memorable show that will not only celebrate the new members of the Kraken team but the city of Seattle.”