When a player returns to take on their former team, it’s tradition for that player to receive some sort of recognition, especially if they were a star for the club.

So that’s exactly what the Seattle Kraken did as Vitek Vanecek and the Washington Capitals visited Seattle for the first time in franchise history.

Vanecek was selected by the Kraken from the Capitals in the expansion draft this past summer, then was hilariously traded back.

Who said no take backsies, right?

So as the two teams met Sunday, the Kraken decided to pay tribute to the one that got away.

And as a few hockey fans were banking on the Kraken continuing on with the joke, others were surprised yet overall entertained.

The Kraken social team is absolutely killing it, well done!