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Marshawn Lynch, Macklemore Join Kraken Ownership Group

The Seattle Kraken have added former NFL star Marshawn Lynch and Grammy-winning rapper Macklemore as minority investors.

Beast Mode is officially coming to the NHL. 

On Monday morning, the Seattle Kraken announced that former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, and Grammy-winning artist Macklemore have purchased minority stakes in the club. 

The financial specifics of the individual investments have not been made public. However, per NBC Sports Edge, investment cases like this usually consist of roughly a one percent stake. 

According to the latest estimations by Forbes, the Kraken are currently valued at $875 million. 

“This is something I never would have imagined,” said Lynch in a statement on Monday. 

“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."

As most NFL fans will know, Lynch has deep ties to the Seattle community, having spent parts of seven seasons in the city as a member of the Seahawks during the prime of his career. 

Throughout his time in Seattle, Lynch went on to establish himself as one of the NFL's premier running backs of his era, earning four selections to the Pro Bowl while leading the Seahawks to the franchise's first-ever Super Bowl in 2013. 

Shortly after the announcement was made public, a video surfaced of Lynch hilariously making full use of the Kraken's practice facility by doing donuts on a Zamboni at center ice. 

This ownership stake also represents something of a homecoming for Macklemore, as well. The artist was born in Kent, Washington, roughly a 30-minute drive to Seattle, and participated in the Kraken's expansion draft event this past offseason. 

Already featuring the likes of producer Jerry Bruckheimer among their ownership group, the Kraken continue to add to their star power up top. 



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