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Seattle Kraken Select Jeremy Lauzon in 2021 Expansion Draft

Defenseman played 76 games over three seasons with Boston

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / - The Bruins lost a promising young defenseman on Wednesday night as the Seattle Kraken selected Jeremy Lauzon as their first pick during the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.

The blue liner was one of 29 Bruins players eligible to be taken by the Kraken. Among those that were available that remain on the B's roster are Curtis Lazar, Nick Ritchie, Connor Clifton, and Jakub Zboril.

Lauzon played in 76 games for the Bruins over the course of the last three seasons, notching three goals and eight assists for 11 points to go along with 71 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old became a regular piece of Boston's lineup for the first time in 2021, suiting up for 41 contests - a hand injury caused him to miss nearly a month - with a goal and seven assists.

The Quebec native also played in seven of the B's 11 postseason games, missing four due to another hand injury after blocking a shot in Game 1 of the first round against Washington.

Lauzon put his 6-foot-1, 204-pound frame to good use, bringing plenty of physicality and grit to the left side of Boston's back end.

Lauzon was drafted by the Bruins in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play two seasons in Providence before making his NHL debut on Oct. 25, 2018, against Philadelphia.

Overall, Lauzon played 126 games for the P-Bruins from 2017-20, collecting three goals and 24 assists.

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