The Seattle Kraken officially have their first roster as the 30-player expansion draft is now in the books.
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Once the dust settled, the Kraken selected 12 defensemen, 15 forwards and centers and three goalies on Wednesday, with one player coming from each other NHL team except the recent expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights.
On 710 ESPN Seattle, Mike Salk and NHL Network insider Jon Morosi joined Bob Stelton during the expansion draft to share their thoughts on many of the picks. Here’s a close look at all 30 members of the Seattle Kraken, including thoughts from Morosi and Salk on most of Seattle’s selections.
• Anaheim Ducks: Haydn Fleury, D
The Kraken will begin play in the NHL with a brother tandem as Hayden Fleury was joined by Cale Fleury, a fellow defenseman from the Montreal Canadiens, as an expansion draft pick by Seattle GM Ron Francis. Haydn Fleury actually has history with Francis, who selected him seventh overall in the 2014 NHL Draft for the Carolina Hurricanes. Fleury was traded to the Ducks in April, splitting his season between Carolina and Anaheim.
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• Boston Bruins: Jeremy Lauzon, D (video)
A younger defensemen at 24 years old, Lauzon joins the Kraken after spending his entire pro career in Boston, where he was a second-round pick in 2015.
“I think he’s a guy who’s a bit more physical, bigger, may even be a threat to drop the …read more
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