Learn about the business side of sport by joining us at the Albers Executive Speaker Series on Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 p.m., at the Pigott Auditorium.
NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke will be talking about how to build a successful sports franchise and bringing hockey back to the Northwest. He will be entertaining questions from a panel and the audience. (And yes, we’re sure someone is going to ask if the team will be called the Sockeyes or the Krakens!)
For many sports fans, Leiweke needs no introduction. His task is to build the NHL’s 32nd franchise in Seattle, which starts in the 2021-22 season. He is also responsible for the redevelopment of the Seattle Center’s Key Arena. Seattle has not had a major professional hockey team since the Seattle Metropolitans shut down in 1924. In 1917, that team was the first American club to win the Stanley Cup, defeating the Montreal Canadiens.
Attendance at the Albers Executive Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Learn more about the Series here: https://www.seattleu.edu/business/news-events/speaker-series/.