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Fantasy spin: Kraken NHL Expansion Draft

Most valuable Seattle players for inaugural season after roster selections

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy identifies the most valuable players in fantasy hockey who were selected by the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Price not selected by Kraken in Expansion Draft from Canadiens

Goalie remains with Montreal, which loses defenseman Fleury to new NHL team

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

Carey Price was not selected by the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck from the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

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Kraken begin journey to success at NHL Expansion Draft

Strive for long-term sustainability as comparisons to Golden Knights loom

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

The best part of the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft wasn't the selection revealed by an octopus at Seattle Aquarium, or the one by a flying fish at Pike Place Market, or the one by a mountain climber atop Mt. Rainier.

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Kraken hold NHL Expansion Draft in Seattle

Select 30 players in 'great start,' will begin play next season

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

All-access at Expansion Draft

Behind the scenes at the Expansion Draft

From Gas Works Park to the top of Mount Rainier, check out some of the best locales this year's Expansion Draft had to offer

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The Seattle Kraken have a roster of 30 players and the rest of the offseason to finalize their first opening night lineup.

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Short Shifts

Seattle-area sports stars, celebrities help Kraken with Expansion Draft

Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, Marshawn Lynch, Sue Bird and more help team announce picks

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Payton and Kemp announce picks

Payton and Kemp unveil Quenneville and Donskoi picks

Retired Seattle SuperSonics players Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp announce the Kraken's selections of John Quenneville and Joonas Donskoi

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On a beautiful, clear night, it was raining stars in Seattle.

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Giordano to lead Kraken after being selected in NHL Expansion Draft

37-year-old defenseman played 15 seasons for Flames, last eight as captain

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

Giordano picked by Kraken

Giordano speaks after being drafted by Kraken

Defenseman Mark Giordano talks about being drafted by the Kraken and his potential to offer leadership to his new teammates

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Mark Giordano's initial surprise and emotions about leaving the Calgary Flames when he was selected by the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck gave way Wednesday to excitement about helping establish the culture of a new team.

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Fish go flying during Kraken festivities at Expansion Draft

TV analysts Weekes, Moore, Brown take part in Seattle market's famous tradition

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

Fish tossed at Expansion Draft

Pike Place workers, ESPN personalities toss fish

Workers at the iconic Pike Place Market toss a fish to announce the Jared McCann pick, then Dominic Moore tosses one to Kraken analyst JT Brown

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If you're in Seattle you're going to expect to see some airborne fish, and the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck had its fair share. 

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Gourde out first two months of season for Kraken after shoulder surgery

Forward selected in Expansion Draft helped Lightning repeat as Stanley Cup champions @NHLdotcom

Yanni Gourde is expected to be out for the start of the Seattle Kraken's inaugural season after having shoulder surgery, general manager Ron Francis said Wednesday.

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Driedger, Eberle first to model Kraken's home, away jerseys

Players selected in NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday debuted new designs on stage

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

Driedger, Eberle unveil jerseys

Driedger, Eberle show off Kraken jerseys

Chris Driedger unveils the Kraken's new home uniform, while Jordan Eberle shows off their road white sweater

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All the world's a stage but the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck served as a catwalk, as two of the first Seattle Kraken players debuted the team's home and away jerseys.

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Kraken add leadership, grit at NHL Expansion Draft

Gourde, Dunn bring winning pedigree; upgrades still needed offensively

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

The Seattle Kraken have 30 players after they revealed their initial roster at the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck on Wednesday.

Seattle selected 15 forwards, 12 defensemen and three goalies, one player from the 30 participating teams. The Vegas Golden Knights did not lose a player because they were exempt from the expansion draft.

The Kraken will undoubtedly make some changes to the roster through free agency, trades and the 2021 NHL Draft before their first game at the Golden Knights on Oct. 12, but here is a position-by-position analysis of what they look like following the expansion draft:

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