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Kraken select Borgen from Sabres in Expansion Draft

Defenseman appeared in 14 career games with Buffalo

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

The Seattle Kraken selected defenseman William Borgen from the Buffalo Sabres during the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday. 

Borgen, 24, was drafted by the Sabres during the fourth round in 2015. He has appeared in 14 career NHL games, 10 of which came last season. 

Seattle was allowed to draft one player from each NHL team (excluding the Vegas Golden Knights) to build a roster of at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen, and three goaltenders. 

NHL clubs were given the choice of protecting seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goaltender OR eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goaltender. The Sabres chose the former option and protected the following players: 

Forwards (7)

Rasmus Asplund
Anders Bjork
Jack Eichel
Casey Mittelstadt
Victor Olofsson
Sam Reinhart
Tage Thompson

Defensemen (3)

Rasmus Dahlin
Henri Jokiharju
Rasmus Ristolainen

Goalies (1)

Linus Ullmark

Seattle chose Borgen from a group of available players that also included forwards Zemgus Girgensons, Kyle Okposo, and Jeff Skinner and defenseman Colin Miller, among others. 

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