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Kraken to host Canucks in home opener on Oct. 23

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Hockey fans will get an early look at the NHL's new Pacific Northwest rivalry.

The Seattle Kraken will host the Vancouver Canucks in their first home opener on Oct. 23, the Kraken announced during Wednesday's expansion draft.

Seattle will play its inaugural regular-season contest on Oct. 12 on the road against the Vegas Golden Knights, according to's Danny Webster.

The NHL will release its entire 2021-22 schedule Thursday.

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