Monday, July 26, 2010


Written by: Jacob Kehle

Seahawks CEO Todd Leiweke has officially resigned from his duties with the Seattle Seahawks to join NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning in a similar role. Leiweke has been with the Seahawks for the past 7 years, where he was the CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, the company that manages the investments of ‘Hawks owner Paul Allen.

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The announcement came Monday afternoon, as Leiweke accepted an offer to become the new CEO and part owner of the Tampa Bay NHL franchise. Prior to working in the NFL, Leiweke had worked for the Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild of the NHL. Essentially, having ownership interest in an NHL franchise had been a long-term goal for Leiweke that he could not pass up.

Todd Leiweke leaves the Seahawks in an offseason after hiring a new head coach and general manager, Pete Carroll and John Schneider respectively. As expected, Paul Allen will temporarily take over responsibility until a new CEO is found.

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