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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 / NHL.com 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. 

The Pike Place Fish Market is a Seattle icon known for its fishmongers hurling customers' orders to each other for wrapping. 

For this occasion, ESPN analyst Kevin Weekes was on site as a fish came flying in containing a card with the name of the Seattle Kraken's selection from the Toronto Maple Leafs, forward Jared McCann.

Later in the show, ESPN analyst Dominic Moore tossed one off stage to Kraken TV analyst JT Brown. 

After the exchange, Brown tweeted, "Hope JT Brown catching a dead fish from Dominic Moore was on your expansion draft bingo card."

Tweet from @JTBrown23: Hope JT Brown catching a dead fish from Dominic Moore was on your expansion draft bingo card.

Well, it most certainly wasn't, but that was all part of the fun of the event on Wednesday, which saw the Kraken select players for their first roster with a number of celebrity guests and various sea creatures.

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