Seattle Kraken hire Coach

SEATTLE (AP) — The expansion Seattle Kraken have hired Dave Hakstol as the franchise’s first coach. Hakstol takes over the team that will play its first NHL season beginning in the fall. It’s his second NHL head-coaching job after three-plus seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers. Hakstol coached the Flyers to two playoff appearances and was fired midway through his fourth season. The longtime college coach at North Dakota spent the past two seasons as a Toronto Maple Leafs assistant. Hakstol got the Seattle job over former Arizona coach Rick Tocchet and others who interviewed multiple times.