2020-21 Seattle Kraken

July 22, 2021

Congratulations to the Seattle Kraken on an exciting NHL Expansion Draft. The Kraken now have six weeks to finalize their roster for the 2021-22 NHL season. Looking at the expansion draft roster, there is little doubt that GM Ron Francis has built this team around a very solid defense and two talented young goalies that will grow with the team. Offence will come through free agency and trades from the current 30-man roster.

The Kraken had to select at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies. Twenty of the 30 players selected had to have contracts for 2021-22 and all contracts had to be cap-compliant (the cap ceiling for 2021-22 is $81.5 million). The Golden Knights were exempt from losing a player.

2021-22 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Selections


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


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


  • Chris Driedger (Florida Panthers)
  • Joey Daccord (Ottawa Senators)
  • Vitek Vanecek (Washington Capitals)