The expansion Seattle Kraken announced seven new hires to their staff on Wednesday and two of them are from the Washington Capitals.
Bethesda native Tim Ohashi, formerly a video analyst for the Capitals, will be the Kraken’s head video analyst while Michael Booi will be Seattle’s head athletic trainer.
Some #Caps staff news: assistant athletic trainer Michael Booi and video analyst Tim Ohashi are taking jobs with the Kraken. Booi gets promoted to Seattle's head athletic trainer. Ohashi, meantime, will be the Kraken's head video analyst. https://t.co/M8Ta5aWwqb
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) October 21, 2020
Seattle also announced the hires of NHL legend Gary Roberts (Sports Science and Performance Consultant), Nate Brookerson (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach), Jeff Camelio (Head Equipment Manager), Eric Mathiasen (Hockey Operations Developer), and John Mavroudis (Hockey Operations Data Engineer).
The #SeaKraken group gets stronger, bigger and better prepared for the 2021-22 season with seven key hires in hockey operations.
— Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) October 21, 2020
“Today marks another milestone for the Kraken as we bring on core components of the hockey operations staff,” Kraken general manager Ron Francis said in a release. “Each individual brings years of experience and a desire to make us a great hockey franchise.”
Both Ohasi and Booi were members of the Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup team.
Photo: Ian Oland/RMNB
Ohashi became a Stanley Cup champion in his second season as an analyst for the Capitals. He previously worked as a coaching staff intern.
The Bethesda native grew up a hardcore Capitals fan, even creating a book of Capitals data at age 7. He received his master’s degree from Georgetown University in Sports Industry Management.
According to the Kraken, Tim’s father Kenichi lives in Washougal, Washington, and Tim’s fiancee, Nicole, is from Bellevue, Washington.
Seattle’s inaugural season in the NHL will be 2021-22.
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