SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of...
SEATTLE (AP) — The arena for Seattle's new NHL franchise won't be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn't have any impact on the expansion team's first season.
Chuck Arnold promoted to president of Seattle Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have promoted Chuck Arnold to team president, replacing Peter McLoughlin, whose contract was set to expire and was not renewed.
Arnold has been with the franchise for 25 seasons and most recently had been serving as COO. He will oversee all business management for the team. He also takes on the role as president of First and Goal overseeing operations of CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks' home stadium, and its events center.
Former NHL coach Dave Tippett is expanding his responsibilities with the group looking to put an expansion team in Seattle.
The former coach of the Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars has signed on as senior adviser for Seattle Hockey Partners LLC. Tippett was already working under President and CEO Tod Leiweke on infrastructure projects two-plus years before a franchise could begin play. It's his first job since mutually parting ways with the Coyotes a year ago and taking last season off.
SEATTLE (AP) — From his office about 1,000 miles away from T-Mobile Arena, Tod Leiweke has watched the Stanley Cup playoffs with a growing appreciation for what is taking place in Las Vegas.
SEATTLE (AP) — During his first stint in Seattle, Tod Leiweke helped develop the Seattle Seahawks into a benchmark franchise.
He's returning to the Northwest this time with a chance to build a franchise from scratch — pending NHL approval.
NFL promotes Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has promoted Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer, making her the highest-ranking woman at the league offices.
Turcke has overseen NFL Network in the last year. She replaces Tod Leiweke, who has left the league after three years in the job.
Turcke will lead the marketing, communications, human resources, international and events and technology departments.
Minnesota’s Super Bowl effort praised by NFL Chief Operating Officer Tod Leiweke
Tod Leiweke, the chief operating officer of the NFL, was no stranger to Minnesota when he came here for the Super Bowl, having once served as Wild team president.
There are few sports executives who have had as diverse a career as Tod Leiweke, and few with as close ties to the Minnesota sports scene.
Leiweke who was named the chief operating officer of the NFL, basically the leagues No. 2 executive behind Commissioner Roger Goodell served as the first president of the Wild before serving stints with the NFLs Seattle Seahawks and the NHLs Tampa Bay Lightning.