Seattle off to a Kraken Start After Expansion Draft

The Seattle Kraken are well on their way to being the next expansion team after making their picks known in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.

There were a few shocks, most notably not picking Carey Price from the Montreal Canadiens or Matt Duchene from the Nashville Predators, some more obvious choices and a reunion of brothers (Haydn and Cale Fleury).

The NHL’s newest member kicked off the expansion with a number of defensive picks before choosing their three goaltenders in quick succession, all from the Eastern Conference. In total they selected three goaltenders, 12 defensemen and 15 forwards.

Here are the 2021 Expansion Draft picks, in alphabetical order (by teams).

Anaheim Ducks Haydn Fleury (D)

Arizona Coyotes – Tyler Pitlick (F)

Boston Bruins – Jeremy Lauzon (D)

Buffalo Sabres – Will Borgen (D)



Calgary Flames – Mark Giordano (D)

Carolina Hurricanes – Morgan Geekie (F)


Chicago Blackhawks – John Quenneville (F)

Colorado Avalanche – Joonas Donskoi (F)

Columbus Blue Jackets – Gavin Bayrether (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)

MontrĂ©al Canadiens – Cale Fleury (D)

Nashville Predators – Calle Jarnkrok (F)

New Jersey Devils – Nathan Bastian (F)


New York Islanders – Jordan Eberle (F)


New York Rangers – Colin Blackwell (F)


Ottawa Senators – Joey Daccord (G)


Philadelphia Flyers – Carsen Twarynski (F)


Pittsburgh Penguins – Brandon Tanev (F)


San Jose Sharks – Alexander True (F)

St. Louis Blues – Vince Dunn (D)

Tampa Bay Lightening – Yanni Gourde (F)


Toronto Maple Leafs – Jared McCann (F)

Vancouver Canucks – Kole Lind (F)

Washington Capitals – Vitek Vanecek (G)


Winnipeg Jets – Mason Appleton (F)

Here is the complete list of Seattle Kraken players by position:

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