NHL Seattle minority owners include Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer and family of former Sonics owner

September 6, 2018

“Our family being involved in owning the Space Needle — which gave us access to Seattle Center — we think this is just a great legacy for our city,’’ Wright said in an interview following a Wednesday press conference at the Space Needle introducing the local ownership team. “And it’s a great opportunity here at Seattle Center.’’

Wright will become vice-chairman of the Seattle Hockey Partners Group — commonly known as NHL Seattle — that’s applied to purchase an expansion team, where he’ll be a voice for the local owners.

He and his brother, Jeff, managing partner at Chihuly Garden and Glass, are two of seven members of a local group that includes current Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer, Chris and Ted Ackerley — whose father was a longtime Sonics owner — Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services and Jay Deutsch, CEO of Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, a global leader in promotional merchandising and technology solutions.

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