Major announcement out of Seattle this morning, the franchise has named Dave Hakstol as the first head coach franchise history.
Many speculated that it would be Rick Tocchet landing the job after going in for multiple interviews with the team, but Ron Francis decided to go in another direction.
Dave Hakstol spent the last two seasons as an assitant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs focusing on the defensive end of the team, prior to that he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for four seasons.
The hiring comes a little out of left field but if you take a closer look it makes a little more sense. Francis and Hakstol worked together on Team Canada’s 2019 World Championship team and have had a good relationship since.
SEATTLE, WE GOT OUR GUY!
— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) June 24, 2021
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