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Leiweke leaving Seahawks to join NHL ownership

In this January 12, 2010 file photo, Seattle Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke introduces Pete Carroll as the new coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team at Seahawks headquarters in Renton, Wash.
In this January 12, 2010 file photo, Seattle Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke introduces Pete Carroll as the new coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team at Seahawks headquarters in Renton, Wash. Associated Press

Tod Leiweke is resigning as CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, the arm that oversees ownership of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Sounders FC.

The announcement was made by Vulcan on Monday morning. In a statement, Leiweke says he’s leaving to become CEO and part owner of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.

Leiweke has been with Vulcan for seven years, starting as CEO of the Seahawks before taking on responsibilities covering the Trail Blazers and Sounders. All three teams are owned by Paul Allen.

Leiweke says being a part owner of an NHL team has been a lifelong goal.

Leiweke was at the front of the Seahawks’ push to hire Pete Carroll as their new head coach.

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