Seattle Kraken drop the puck on the 2023-24 season

Last year’s surprising playoff squad has high expectations.

A large video monitor at Climate Pledge Arena shows an animated eye of a Kraken at the Seattle NHL's team's playoff game.

The Kraken made it to the second round of the NHL playoffs in May.

Photo via Climate Pledge Arena

Awooga, awooga — time to Fear the Deep. The Seattle Kraken open their new season on Tuesday, Oct. 10 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Golden Knights in Vegas.

After last season’s tenacious playoff run, expectations are high for this Kraken squad — they’ve now got the NHL’s hottest selling ticket.

But don’t worry if you haven’t been paying super close attention lately. The team’s core is largely intact, scoring threat Andre Burakovsky hopes to stay healthy, and NHL’s 2022-23 rookie of the year Matty Beniers said he wants to get even stronger. There — you’re mostly caught up.

Mark your calendars for these special home games:

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