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Seattle Picks Bastian in Expansion Draft | BLOG

The newest NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken, picked forward Nathan Bastian from the New Jersey Devils in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.

by Catherine Bogart catherinebogart / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Seattle Kraken picked forward Nathan Bastian from the New Jersey Devils during the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. Bastian has 48 games of NHL experience, including 41 from the 2020-21 campaign alone. All of his NHL games were played in a Devils sweater.

Overall, the right wing has scored six goals and seven assists for a career total of 13 points. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound forward brought physical play and size to the Devils and frequently played with Miles Wood and Michael McLeod on the fourth line last season.

The Devils selected Bastian 41st overall in the 2016 draft with their second-round pick. The 23-year-old winger carries a $825,000 cap hit for the 2021-22 season and has two years left on his current contract.

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