REPORT: Seahawks CEO Todd Leiweke to Leave team, Will Join NHL’s Lightning

When Seattle opens the 2010 National Football League season against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks will have another new face.

According to a report by the St. Petersburg Times and confirmed by the Los Angeles Times, Seahawks Chief Executive Officer Tod Leiweke will leave the organization to take the same position for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.  The confirmation story adds that Leiweke will become part owner of the hockey team.

Leiweke has been with the Seahawks since 2003.

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