Seattle Kraken Head Coach
Dave Hakstol has been serving as the head coach of Kraken since the franchise was founded in 2021. Dave began his coaching career in 1996.
His contract with the franchise has been extended through the 2025/26 season. He was the assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs before he joined the Kraken as the inaugural Head Coach on June 24, 2021.
Hakstol, in his first season with the Kraken, finished with a record of 27-49-6 finishing 6th in the Pacific Division. In his second season with the Kraken, he led the team to their first Stanley Cup playoffs.
Dave compiled a regular season record of 46-28-8 last season finishing 4th in Pacific. He won 7 playoff games and lost 7 playoff games leaving his current playoff win percentage at 0.500%.
Dave Hakstol Coaching Record
Hakstol played in the IHL for five years before beginning his coaching career in 1996 with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL mid-season.
He coached the Musketeers for four years until he was hired as the assistant coach by the North Dakota Fighting Hawks college hockey team.
During his 11 seasons of coaching the Hawks, he compiled an impressive record of 289-143-43 leading them to the Frozen Four seven times.
Hakstol was named the WCHA Coach of the Year in 2009 and the second recipient of the NCHC Herbs Brooks Coach of the Year in 2014/15.
Following his successful stint with North Dakota, Dave was hired by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2015 as the 19th head coach in franchise history.
On December 17, 2018, he was fired as the Head Coach of the Flyers 31 games into the 2018/19 season after posting a record of 12-15-4.
His coaching record during his time with the Flyers reads 277 games coached with 134 wins, 101 losses, and 42 overtime losses. He made two playoff appearances with Philadelphia winning 4 games and losing 8 games.