Seattle Kraken Complete Draft Results

The Seattle Kraken completed their expansion draft on Wednesday night.

Here are the Kraken’s complete selections by position (and ordered alphabetically):

Goaltenders (3)

Joey Daccord (OTT)
Chris Driedger (FLA)
Vitek Vanecek (WSH)

Defensemen (12)

Gavin Bayreuther (CBJ)
Will Borgen (BUF)
Dennis Cholowski (DET)
Vince Dunn (STL)
Cale Fleury (MTL)
Haydn Fleury (ANA)
Mark Giordano (CGY)
Adam Larsson (EDM)
Jeremy Lauzon (BOS)
Kurtis MacDermid (LAK)
Jamie Oleksiak (DAL)
Carson Soucy (MIN)

Forwards (15)

Mason Appleton (WPG)
Nathan Bastian (NJD)
Colin Blackwell (NYR)
Joonas Donskoi (COL)
Jordan Eberle (NYI)
Morgan Geekie (CAR)
Yanni Gourde (TBL)
Calle Jarnkrok (NSH)
Kole Lind (VAN)
Jared McCann (TOR)
Tyler Pitlick (ARI)
John Quenneville (CHI)
Brandon Tanev (PIT)
Alexander True (SJS)
Carsen Twarynski (PHI)

41 thoughts on “Seattle Kraken Complete Draft Results

  • July 21, 2021 at 8:50 pm
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    Spending almost as little as possible – have to think Francis has a lot of moves planned both on trade and free agent market

  • July 21, 2021 at 9:06 pm
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    Pretty solid looking blueline there, with likely some trade bait there with an excess to work with. Next couple of days tells us if Bowman has a trade worked out with Seattle or somebody else during draft or not, plus who is the 11th player drafted at 12th overall and rest of this years picks.

  • July 21, 2021 at 11:20 pm
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    I’m a little surprised of their picks. It maybe dman heavy so maybe that’s bait? I am not to thrilled so we’ll have to see.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:29 am
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    Pretty underwhelming impact on most teams losing a player. I’d venture a guess most teams had a similar reaction to losing their player as the Hawks did with Quenneville. It seems pretty obvious Seattle was taking a different tact than Vegas did a few years ago. I’ve read others opining that keeping the impact on their salary cap to a minimum was a major consideration for Seattle than it was for Vegas and it seems there is some logic to that. It will be interesting to watch the Seattle strategy play out over the next days and weeks.

    Hopefully Stan isn’t left standing with no chair to sit on when the music stops.

  • July 22, 2021 at 6:50 am
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    By selecting MacDermid, Oleksiak and Dunn it seems like this team is concerned about protecting its players. This team is already more physical than our team will ever be.

  • July 22, 2021 at 7:05 am
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    Who’s gone score the goal on this team ?
    Where is goal scorer?
    Quenville ?
    Their will be big trades or they will do like Oilers and pick top 3 in the next 5 -10 years draft
    Did somebody saw the reaction of the crowd when they didn’t pick Price ? It was like very quiet and felt like cold reaction.
    They would’ve be able to trade him easily I think for players and draft pick .

  • July 22, 2021 at 7:37 am
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    I’m trying to be positive and take the advice of some of those who post here.

    The Blackhawks have one of the best Coaches in the NHL for developing young players. He also brings a Euro-style run-and-gun / non-physical system that is truly a novel path to a Stanley Cup.

    The Blackhawks also have one of the best GMs in the NHL who is working feverishly to rebuild the team he inherited. He has cleverly removed all of the impediments to his master plan. And, he has shrewdly acquired 1st Round failures and injury-prone players because he knows his Coach (unlike the previous one) can rehabilitate them to reach their full potential and do it on the cheap!

    Both just need time, as I am often reminded. Give them 3 more years to do their magic and we will be parading Lord Stanley’s Cup down Michigan avenue again.

  • July 22, 2021 at 10:04 am
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    An epiphanous assessment if ever there was one. Better late than never. Welcome aboard.

  • July 22, 2021 at 10:59 am
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    Brill simply brill.

    Who Is John Galt?
    July 22, 2021 at 7:37 am

    I’m trying to be positive and take the advice of some of those who post here.

    The Blackhawks have one of the best Coaches in the NHL for developing young players. He also brings a Euro-style run-and-gun / non-physical system that is truly a novel path to a Stanley Cup.

    The Blackhawks also have one of the best GMs in the NHL who is working feverishly to rebuild the team he inherited. He has cleverly removed all of the impediments to his master plan. And, he has shrewdly acquired 1st Round failures and injury-prone players because he knows his Coach (unlike the previous one) can rehabilitate them to reach their full potential and do it on the cheap!

    Both just need time, as I am often reminded. Give them 3 more years to do their magic and we will be parading Lord Stanley’s Cup down Michigan avenue again.

  • July 22, 2021 at 11:50 am
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    Folks wondering where the offense is going to come from in Seattle need to look at their… cap space. This is a tremendously deep free agent market and they have a lot of cap space with which to trade. they bought from the bargain bins because they weren’t helping anyone out… yet. They’ll spend on the right guys, not the guys teams desperately needed to dump for nothing.

  • July 22, 2021 at 12:05 pm
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    Please draft one of the two goalies and don’t look back. Most important position in hockey. It should be a fun draft. Ian or Chris N., who do you like in the 2nd round? Others can chime in too.

  • July 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm
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    Elliotte Freidman said today that he thinks the Seth Jones trade will be done tomorrow – that would be surprising to say the least since nothing has really leaked about it being close but I guess we’ll see

    If the trader is to include 2021 draft picks then of course that makes sense but I had read the Jarmo was not interested as much in 2021 picks since CLB has 3 first rounders this year

    I wonder if the Hawks do make this trade if it will involve a switching of 1st rounders – our #11 for their #25 as part of the package – not a bad year to do that if you’re Stan

  • July 22, 2021 at 2:45 pm
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    It probably won’t be the Hawks acquiring Jones because other teams can put a better package forward than the Hawks can/should … but, if the Hawks are really trying to land Jones there should be two non-negotiable requirements – (1) Jones must sign an extention at a reasonable cap hit and term, and (2) Dach and DeBrincat must not be part of the package going to CLB. I would probably include Reichel in the untouchable list too but there could be a conversation about that. Any other player(s) and draft picks would be in play.

  • July 22, 2021 at 3:24 pm
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    ER – I agree there should be no deal for Jones that includes Dach DCat or Reichel

    I’d prefer not to lose Boquist as well but could accept that depending on the other pieces

  • July 22, 2021 at 3:31 pm
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    Tab is correct regarding why Seattle’s forward group looks underwhelming right now..it’s because Seattle would rather take a shot at Landeskog, Saad, Danault, etc vs paying for JVR or Duchene..there’s a reason that those players were exposed..they’re overpaid..why would Seattle simply take a player on an overpriced contract when over the next season or two, they can simply sign and negotiate from within the ufa and trade market..

  • July 22, 2021 at 3:32 pm
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    That line up for the Kraken is a dogs breakfast .. Woof woof ..Golden Seals 3.0

  • July 22, 2021 at 4:05 pm
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    Slayer – agree with all that but still can’t believe that even if they didn’t plan on keeping any Hawks they didn’t take someone with more value like DeHaan and then flip him for a pick

  • July 22, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    The Kraken don`t want or need any of the Hawks dysfunctional players .
    Why is that a surprise ?

  • July 22, 2021 at 6:36 pm
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    I would take the Kraken Defense and gritty forwards over what we have right now.

  • July 22, 2021 at 6:45 pm
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    @Wrap..that’s true, it seems like they weren’t interested in doing that at all(not just with the Hawks but with a lot of teams)..I wasn’t surprised that they stood away from the overpriced players with term that were being exposed, but I was a bit surprised too that they wouldn’t grab a few players with one year left on their deals as potential trade bait for next year’s tdl..but it worked out o.k. for the Hawks..I’d be on the phone with Boston right now to see if they would be interested in DeHaan, Zadorov or maybe even Beaudin depending on the deal..Boston was hoping that Lauzon wouldn’t be selected since they’re thin on the left side of their blueline..well, the Hawks have a surplus of left handed blueliners..could be a mutually beneficial trade there for both teams..

  • July 22, 2021 at 7:53 pm
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    ESPN’s Greg Wyshinsky has Kent Johnson going to the Hawks in his latest mock

    It could happen…

  • July 22, 2021 at 9:20 pm
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    Playbill, with their first 2nd round pick i like Tristan Broz a buzz saw without the puck as a forward or Jack Peart a talented puck moving defenceman. Both out committed to ncaa and out of Ushl, Bowman type picks not smurfs but not real big either and good skaters. With the last 2nd rounder, Kirby’s little brother Colton maybe, Cameron Whynot. another good skating offensive defenseman, be a risk reward kinda pick.

    Wrap whoever they pick, hope it’s a good one for long time. Kinda believe this draft especially with their european scouts track record that Wallstedt or Lysell might be called if they don’t trade back in the 1st round.

  • July 22, 2021 at 10:38 pm
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    Friedman reporting tonight that CHI – CLB trade talks are back on this time without Dach or DCat in the mix

    Friedman had reported earlier today that he thought the trade would get done tomorrow so does 1 plus 1 = 2?

  • July 22, 2021 at 10:57 pm
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    My trade proposal

    Reichel Kurashev Mitchell and #11 draft pick in 2021

    For

    Seth Jones Alexandre Tessier and #25 draft pick in 2021

    Tessier is a speed demon 21 years old went in 2nd round 6’1 197 forward

  • July 23, 2021 at 5:36 am
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    Wrap if names like Strome or Kubalik were involved that would not surprise me at all either.

  • July 23, 2021 at 8:52 am
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    If Chicago could trade DeHaan for any pick at all they should do it.
    Why would Seattle want to pick an injury prone over paid player like DeHaan?

    If Bowman had half a brain he would be taking on contract and adding assets at the same time. Lots of teams are up against the cap.

    Bowman should not be worrying about about getting rid of young assets or draft picks for Seth Jones.

  • July 23, 2021 at 9:22 am
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    My trade proposal for Jones:

    Strome Kubalik Kalynuk Entwhistle

    for

    Jones

  • July 23, 2021 at 11:53 am
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    Trading some of our best young assets and high picks for a guy (Jones) who will be 27 in October does not strike me as the way to rebuild. Strome and Kubalik fine, and even Mitchell and Boqvist (sorry, but I just don’t see him panning out), but that’s about as high as I would go in terms of talent/assets offered.

    Given CBJ is in a position of obvious weakness Stan should get favorable terms or move on. That said, I am not a Stan fan and strongly suspect he will try to take shortcuts rather than exercise the patience that a true rebuild requires.

  • July 23, 2021 at 1:28 pm
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    Jordy – if the Hawks were truly rebuilding they’d be trying to trade Toews and Kane

    I think they’re trying to build back fast enough to give them another Cup shop

    I’m ok with that

  • July 23, 2021 at 1:28 pm
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    *shot

  • July 23, 2021 at 1:39 pm
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    Flyers get Ristainen from BUF for a first tonight #13 (right after Hawks) and Robert Hagg

    Risto is UFA next year just like Jones

    Not only does this set a bit of a market for high profile D men who weren’t in the Norris convo this year and have 1 year left at about 5 mil it also almost certainly takes PHI out of Jones sweepstakes since they also picked up Ellis yeasterday

    It also means that PHI expects Jones to go somewhere else perhaps Chicago and it should help Stan’s leverage if PHI is out of the running

  • July 23, 2021 at 3:31 pm
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    I believe the Risto trade was for a 1st this year and a 2nd next year. Haag was essentially a throw in to make the money work for Philly. This can’t be good for Columbus.

  • July 23, 2021 at 3:35 pm
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    @wraparound

    Last year it’s a rebuild this years it’s a last go for 19-88 to get a Cup

    Should that be the case we’ve entered another dark age in Blackhawk
    history.

    Besides all of that Stan hasn’t a clue of how to build a team to win.

    Wait a year and if Jones really wants to play w/his bro we get him for free

  • July 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm
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    Tab, you nailed it two years ago when saying the Blackhawks would select Kirby Dach. It’s much harder to predict #11 pick. Can you give us your top three guesses? Certainly, a goalie would be one of them.

  • July 23, 2021 at 5:16 pm
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    Wrap, I agree with you that the Hawks are trying to build back fast enough for another Cup run. Unfortunately, it’s a fool’s bet for a team that didn’t make the playoffs. Just too many holes to fill for deep run next season and likely for more than a year after that. They should have shopped Kane, especially at the TDL, if they could get a king’s ransom.

  • July 23, 2021 at 5:20 pm
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    Looks like Arizona is back on the clock..they just picked up Vancouver’s pick in the first round so they’ll be picking 9th..unfortunately, they have as many holes in their roster as Vancouver, so I’m not sure anything changes regarding who they might select vs who Vancouver might have selected..I’m fascinated by the trade between the two teams-it was an odd one..Vancouver picked up OEL and the rights to re-sign Garland while dumping about $12mil in contracts onto Arizona..what I found funny is that I’m not sure either team got better, short term or long term..Arizona moved on from OEL’s contract but it cost them Garland, one of their most consistent scorers..so really, all they got for taking all of that cap space was three picks..meanwhile, Vancouver picked up Garland and freed a bit of cap space to use towards Petersson and Quinn..but once they re-sign Garland, they’re back to being up against the cap..and that’s primarily because now they have OEL for the next 6 seasons eating up 7.25mil a year against the cap..and he’s a replacement level defender at this point..just an odd trade from a couple of franchises who appeared to be competing with each other to see who could get the worst end of the trade lol..essentially, both teams dumped cap onto each other(OEL’s 7.25 mil vs Vancouver’s 12mil) and Garland cost Vancouver a 1st, 2nd, and 7th..for a player who has never been over 40 points in a season..very strange..

  • July 23, 2021 at 5:59 pm
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    Slayer – one possible advantage to ARZ picking 9th is they may not pick Johnson if he’s available whereas VAN has been on record saying there are 9 top choices and that they would take whoever of those 9 is left

    So from an optimistic POV I think this move slightly increases the chance that Johnson falls to 11

    If a Jones trade gets done it looks like it’ll not include 2021 draft picks

  • July 23, 2021 at 6:06 pm
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    This exactly.

    WRAPAROUND
    July 22, 2021 at 3:24 pm
    ER – I agree there should be no deal for Jones that includes Dach DCat or Reichel

    I’d prefer not to lose Boquist as well but could accept that depending on the other pieces

  • July 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm
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    Say it and he will come.

    WRAPAROUND
    July 22, 2021 at 10:57 pm
    My trade proposal

    Reichel Kurashev Mitchell and #11 draft pick in 2021

    For

    Seth Jones Alexandre Tessier and #25 draft pick in 2021

    Tessier is a speed demon 21 years old went in 2nd round 6’1 197 forward

  • July 23, 2021 at 6:16 pm
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    Think AZ has an eye on my posting. Used the same names in Roussel Beagle and Eriksson to get a better #1 than we have this year along with a @nd next year and a 7th the year after that.

  • July 24, 2021 at 7:57 am
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    The Kraken will make many more moves before the club steps on the ice on opening night before a full house ! By Christmas you’ll know who will really show up for every game ! As Don Cherry says there will always be a few Pantie wastes and a few D men that will be doing that flamingo thing ! We will see who the real players will be ! And for the Hawks they’re rolling the Dice ! POPS 4

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