The NHL’s newest expansion franchise has partnered with MeiGray Group to market its game-worn jerseys and game-used equipment. The multi-year deal with the Seattle Kraken begins during the club’s upcoming inaugural season.
The Kraken were set to compete for the first time Sunday night in Spokane, WA with a pre-season game against the Vancouver Canucks.
“Thanks to this partnership with MeiGray, the game-worn industry leader, Kraken fans around the world will have the opportunity to acquire some incredibly unique items, including the first ever game-worn jerseys in our team’s history,” said Andrea Buckmeier, VP of Marketing for the Kraken.
Every Kraken jersey worn by a player will contain a serial-numbered, counterfeit-proof security tag. An original Kraken-MGG Program letter of authenticity will also be issued for every item authenticated.
Throughout the Kraken’s inaugural season, the Kraken-MGG Program will identify and archive the most historic relics of the franchise’s opening milestones.
The program will also offer collectors goal pucks, warmup pucks, game-used sticks and other game-used and game-worn items via sale and auction. The Kraken are set to play their inaugural season in 2021-2022 at Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center. Their first regular season game will be at Las Vegas on October 12.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Kraken,” said MGG President Barry Meisel of the multi-year agreement. “We’re delighted to become a part of Seattle’s rich hockey heritage, we’re excited about Climate Pledge Arena, and we’re eager to engage with new fans and collectors from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We intend to authenticate and help preserve the Kraken’s history from that first step on NHL ice. Collectors deserve it.”