The Seattle Kraken introduced their new mascot this weekend.
Have you met Buoy, the Kraken’s new mascot? It would be hard to miss him. The six-feet-tall, blue-haired mascot made a dramatic entrance on Saturday night at Climate Pledge Arena.
Read on for all the details!
If you saw the Kraken’s new mascot Buoy and thought to yourself, “What is that?” it would be an understandable reaction. In addition to the flowing blue hair, Buoy has blue furry legs, large bat-like ears, and a bright blue nose. So what is he?
Oh Buoy, this is going to be good! 😉
— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) October 2, 2022
According to the Kraken, Buoy is “naturally” a blue sea troll who lives in the caverns of Climate Pledge Arena. If you’re not sure what a troll has to do with a Seattle hockey team, you probably need to spend more time in Fremont. Buoy was inspired by the famous Fremont Troll who lives under the Aurora Bridge.
We’re not sure if perhaps the Fremont Troll and Buoy are related in some way—distant cousins, perhaps? Regardless of which Seattle troll is your favorite, Buoy made a dramatic entrance onto the ice via a 70-foot drop on Saturday, which isn’t something we’ve ever seen the Fremont Troll do.
Here are a few fun facts about the Kraken’s new mascot Buoy:
- His name is pronounced “BOO-EE” (in all caps, because you shout it)
- Buoy is a “big fan” of the Seattle music scene
- Yes, that is an anchor-shaped earring
- He has a removable tooth, in true hockey player style
- Look closely for the tentacle in his hair (ostensibly a nod to the Kraken)
- You can follow him on Instagram at @NHLbuoy
Let us know what you think of the new Kraken mascot!