Somebody get Liam Neeson ... 'cause it's time to release the Kraken!!!
Seattle's new NHL team just revealed it's new name and look on Thursday ... officially going with the legendary sea monster.
FYI, a "kraken" is like a giant, angry octopus.
Other options were thrown around -- including the Sockeyes -- but the org. says it listened to the fans and gave them what they wanted.
"215,000 fan votes, 50+ fan forums & speaking engagements and over 12 months of social media listening have supported this phenomenon," the team said on the site.
The Kraken name pays homage to the city ... "Our maritime city with a proud history of adventure is deserving of a hockey club as untamed as the sea herself. The Kraken represents the fiercest beast in all the world," the team says.
It's also fitting because the largest octopus on planet Earth allegedly lives in nearby Puget Sound!!!
The Kraken also showed off its new threads ... and we gotta say, they look sharp.