Seattle Kraken reveal new mascot: Buoy the Sea-Troll

Buoy has a famous local relative

The Seattle Kraken's new mascot Buoy the Sea-Troll at Climate Pledge Arena

Buoy lives in the caverns of Climate Pledge Arena.

Courtesy of the Seattle Kraken

Release the giant smiley sea creature. On Saturday, the Seattle Kraken revealed their new mascot Buoy the Sea-Troll — the “nephew of the Fremont Troll” who comes with a removable tooth.

The big news came days after a short teaser video was released, in which local sports stars like Detlef Schrempf + Breanna Stuart made some, er, interesting suggestions. Mayor Bruce Harrell even weighed in, pitching Seattle landmarks like the Great Wheel + the Space Needle as mascots. We see the point, but nah.

It’s cool to have Buoy alongside our other fuzzy, sportsball-loving friends. But where does the new kid stand in the local mascot power rankings? A rundown:

  • Mariner Moose: Feelin’ his antlers now that his team is playoff-bound.
  • Blitz: Up + down to start the Seahawks season, but it’s Bird-Safe Seattle Week.
  • Doppler: Taking a well-deserved vacay after a great Storm run.
  • Sammy: Lovable orca, even if the Sounders end up missing the MLS postseason.
  • Squatch: Hopefully will meet him again one day.

Game on, Buoy.

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