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Grubauer wants to be like Fleury for expansion Kraken

Believes he can help them have early success similar to fellow goalie with Golden Knights

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Philipp Grubauer is looking forward to being a part of history with the Seattle Kraken and trying to repeat it.

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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 / NHL.com 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 / NHL.com 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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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 / NHL.com 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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Gourde out first two months of season for Kraken after shoulder surgery

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

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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 / NHL.com 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 / NHL.com 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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Seattle Kraken roster by the numbers after NHL Expansion Draft

30 players chosen create mix of experience, youth for debut NHL season

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Fleury bros selected by Kraken

Fleury brothers selected by Kraken

Cale and Haydn Fleury are selected by the Seattle Kraken during the 2021 Expansion Draft

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The Seattle Kraken roster was formed Wednesday when they selected one player each from 30 of the 31 other NHL teams (the Vegas Golden Knights were excluded) in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck.

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Octopus from Seattle Aquarium announced a Kraken Expansion Draft pick

Red Wings defenseman Cholowski was selected from underwater by eight-armed creaturectual

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Cholowski selected by Kraken

Octopus unveils Kraken's Cholowski selection

An octopus from the Seattle Aquarium unveils the Kraken's draft selection of Dennis Cholowski from the Red Wings

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Dennis Cholowski was the octo-pick.

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Seattle Kraken to play first NHL game at Golden Knights on Oct. 12

Home opener for expansion team against Canucks on Oct. 23

by Mike Battaglino / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Seattle Kraken will play their first NHL game Oct. 12 at the Vegas Golden Knights, and their home opener Oct. 23 against the Vancouver Canucks.

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