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Alison Lukan & Nick Olczyk to join Kraken broadcast team this season

The most powerful broadcast booth in the NHL grows stronger

Vegas Golden Knights v Seattle Kraken Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images

The Seattle Kraken announced two more signings on Tuesday — not to their roster, but to their broadcast team. Alison Lukan will be back for the Kraken’s sophomore campaign and Nick Olczyk will come aboard for his first year in Seattle.

Lukan was all over your Kraken media consumption last season, from written pieces for the team’s website to radio hits and even to the television broadcast. Prior to last season, she was mainly known as the data-driven storyteller of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This past year in Seattle was her first time in front of the camera, and she proved to be such a natural that she even filled in for J.T. Brown as the team’s color commentator alongside John Forslund for a March game against the Washington Capitals.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to the Kraken,” said Lukan. “Last season with John, J.T. and the rest of the ROOT SPORTS crew was nothing short of amazing. We know that we’ve just scratched the surface when it comes to reaching our full potential. And to the Kraken fans, we can’t wait to bring you more content and connect you to the team you love.”

Nick Olczyk joins the Kraken after spending last year in the booth for the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a regular Olczyk family reunion in Seattle, as Nick joins his father Eddie on the broadcast team while his uncle Ricky remains an assistant general manager.

Olczyk, at 25 years old, already has four years experience as a color commentator with the ECHL’s Indy Fuel, which he did prior to joining the Blackhawks last season. He’ll be developing content for the Kraken across television and radio and any other form of media you can think of.

“I want to thank Rocky Wirtz, Danny Wirtz, and Jaime Faulkner at the Chicago Blackhawks for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to live my dream and prove myself as a broadcaster in my hometown,” said Olczyk. “I am absolutely pumped to be joining the Kraken family and sincerely look forward to ingraining myself, my knowledge and my passion for the greatest game in the world into the city of Seattle.”