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Seattle Kraken build roster, to face Canucks at home opener

The Seattle Kraken has selected their team, picking from each current team in the NHL, in preparation for their first season on ice which begins in October.

Joining the West Coast team are 15 forwards, 12 defensemen and three goaltenders. All players on the Las Vegas Golden Knights were excluded from the draft as the team was the most recent team to join the league.

The Kraken chose right-winger Kole Lind from the Vancouver Canucks, who played seven games with the team during the truncated 2020-21 season.

Forwards

  • Tyler Pitlick from the Arizona Coyotes
  • Morgan Geekie from the Carolina Hurricanes
  • John Quenneville from the Chicago Blackhawks
  • Joonas Donskoi from the Colorado Avalanche
  • Calle Jarnkrok from the Nashville Predators
  • Nathan Bastian from the New Jersey Devils
  • Jordan Eberle from the New York Islanders
  • Colin Blackwell from the New York Rangers
  • Carsen Twarynski from the Philadelphia Flyers
  • Brandon Tanev from the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Alexander True from the San Jose Sharks
  • Yanni Gourde from the Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Jared McCann from the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Kole Lind from the Vancouver Canucks
  • Mason Appleton from the Winnipeg Jets

Defensemen

  • Haydn Fleury from the Anaheim Ducks
  • Jeremy Lauzon from the Boston Bruins
  • Will Borgen from the Buffalo Sabres
  • Mark Giordano from the Calgary Flames
  • Gavin Bayreuther from the Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Jamie Oleksiak from the Dallas Stars
  • Dennis Cholowski from the Detroit Red Wings
  • Adam Larsson from the Edmonton Oilers
  • Carson Soucy from the Minnesota Wild
  • Cale Fleury from the Montreal Canadiens
  • Kurtis MacDermid from the Los Angeles Kings
  • Vince Dunn from the St. Louis Blues

Goaltenders

  • Chris Driedger from the Florida Panthers
  • Vitek Vanecek from the Washington Capitals
  • Joey Daccord from the Ottawa Senators

The Seattle Kraken begin the 2021-22 season on October 12th against the Las Vegas Golden Knights in Sin City; their home opener in the Emerald City is on October 23rd against the neighbouring Vancouver Canucks. This game is expected to build a raucous rival between the two cities.

Source: NHL

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