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Kraken select Daccord in NHL Expansion Draft

by Matt Tidcombe @matttidcombe

The Seattle Kraken selected goaltender Joey Daccord in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. 

Daccord appeared in nine career games with the Senators, posting a 1-4-1 record and a 3.50 GAA. He collected his first NHL win on March 14 in a 4-3 win over Toronto. The 24-year-old also played 26 games for the Sens' AHL affiliate, the Belleville Senators, winning 15 games.

Ottawa went the route of protecting seven forwards, three defencemen and one goaltender ahead of Sunday's deadline. 

The Sens protected Drake Batherson Connor Brown , Logan Brown, Nick Paul Brady Tkachuk Austin Watson  and Colin White . Additionally, blue liners Thomas Chabot Victor Mete  and Nikita Zaitsev  were protected alongside goaltender Filip Gustavsson.

All first- and second-year professionals were exempt from selection, as were unsigned draft choices. The Vegas Golden Knights were also expempt from exposing any players.

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