Marshawn Lynch Keeps Seattle Kraken As Part of The Ownership Team!
Yes, it happened. Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has now joined the Seattle Kraken ownership team as a minority investor…
CelebnSports247.com reports that The former NFL running back will be a part of the NHL’s “Hockey is for Everyone” campaign and Kraken owner Tod Leiweke said Lynch expressed interest in shadowing him to learn hockey CEO operations.
Lynch spent 13 seasons in Seattle with the Seahawks, but his new sports venture in the state of Washington is on the ice. On April 18, he joined the Seattle Kraken ownership team as a minority investor.
Lynch said to CNBC in a statement:
This is something I never would have imagined.
I always dreamed of playing on a professional team but owning one is something special. As I look back on some of my accomplishments…I’m [going to] continue to count my blessings.
Lynch told NHL.com:
On God, I’ve been a part of a lot of things…but this is something I never would have imagined. As a young hyena I always dreamed of playing on a professional team but owning one is something special.
As I look back on some of my accomplishments – I retired before I was 30 and now being an owner of a professional club at the age of 35 – I’m gonna continue to count my blessings. Being a part of the Seattle Kraken is something big for me.
It gives me another chance to get a ring after helping bring the first NFL one to the city. And if you thought I was goin’ somewhere, nah Seattle, I’m here! Stand up!!!!
In addition to Beast Mode becoming part of the Seattle Kraken ownership team — Grammy Award-winning artist and Seattle native Macklemore also joined the Kraken ownership team with Lynch.
“We are now adding two hometown heroes who share our values and desires — to give back to this great city and continue to make hockey a sport for everyone.”
— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) April 18, 2022