The Kraken Has Been Released

Seattle Kraken
Photographer: Joseph Bueno

The picks are in for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. The Seattle Kraken were allowed to select one player from each team to help build their first ever roster. Teams were also able to draft pending free agents from other teams and sign them. Here are the names joining the NHL’s new team.

Anaheim Ducks – Hayden Fleury, D
Arizona Coyotes – Tyler Pitlick, RW
Boston Bruins – Jeremy Lauzon, D
Buffalo Sabres – Will Borgen, D
Calgary Flames – Mark Giordano, D 
Carolina Hurricanes – Morgan Geekie, C
Chicago Blackhawks – John Quennevile, C
Colorado Avalanche – Jooonas Donskoi, RW
Columbus Blue Jackets – Gavin Bareuther, D
Dallas Stars – Jamie Oleksiak, D 
Detroit Red Wings – Dennis Cholowski, D
Edmonton Oilers – Adam Larsson, D 
Florida Panthers – Chris Driedger, G 
Los Angeles Kings – Kurtis MacDermid, D
Minnesota Wild – Carson Soucy, D
Montreal Canadiens – Cale Fleury, D
Nashville Predators – Calle Järnkrok, RW
New Jersey Devils – Nathan Bastian, RW
New York Islanders – Jordan Eberle, RW
New York Rangers – Colin Blackwell, C
Ottawa Senators – Joey Daccord, G 
Philadelphia Flyers – Carsen Twarynski, LW 
Pittsburgh Penguins – Brandon Tanev, RW
San Jose Sharks – Alexander True, C
St. Louis Blues – Vince Dunn, D
Tampa Bay Lightning – Yanni Gourde, C
Toronto Maple Leafs – Jared McCann, LW 
Vancouver Canucks – Kole Lind, RW
Washington Capitals – Vitek Vanecek, G
Winnipeg Jets – Mason Apleton, C

On paper, this looks like a very young and defensive centric roster. The Kraken will look to compete early on in their history. They will add the number two overall selection in the NHL draft. With this roster, you have a little bit of everything. Puck drop can’t come soon enough.

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