Washington tuned into the Seattle Kraken draft with excitement and nerves as The Seattle Kraken drafted their very first team in the expansion draft. We're gonna talk about the players we have and why we drafted them!

Yesterday the entire draft was leaked and some fans were upset with what they saw. I'm going to explain to you why we drafted these players and what roles they're going to play on the Seattle Kraken along with why we'll see more fresh blood before the NHL draft on Friday

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Drafted Players for The Seattle Kraken

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

What To Expect From The Seattle Kraken

People were no doubt upset when they saw our list of players, but trust me when I say our General Manager Ron Francis and his team have a plan. Each team has what's called a salary cap which means teams have to stay under a certain amount of money that it pays to each player. Other teams have long since reached their cap and will have to release certain players they're no longer confident with or decide to let go to bring in younger and cheaper talent. Well, most of the Krakens talent is young and cheaper. That means when players are dropped we'll be cherry-picking choices.

We also have the NHL draft Friday where every team will be drafting new prospects they desperately need for their teams. More than likely we may be trading some of our draft picks for top-tier players, if I'm being honest our defense is already looking unstoppable so what we're gonna be looking for is forwards and absolute beasts of players that put up goals.

This means the Kraken team tho drafted is not entirely finished...not by a long shot. You'll be able to see our full team very soon and before the puck drops in October against the other expansion team The Vegas Golden Knights

Seattle Kraken Draft

. Pre-season we may still see an unfinished team but if I had to guess it'll be done before then. Keep it here for more Kraken News!

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