Seattle Expansion Draft Series: Article 23 - Liveblog and Continually Updated Rumored Players

Welcome back to our Seattle Expansion Draft Series. If you haven’t read the first article that lays out the rules of the expansion draft, that would be a good starting point, as I’ll only give the very basic rules in each of these follow up articles. Previous articles focusing on Detroit in this series were the second article, the seventh article, and the twentieth article.

Today is the day. The expansion draft is finally here. We will get to see the 30 players selected by the Seattle Kraken. Some of them will go on to be key players for the franchise. Some of them will never play a game for the NHL’s newest team.

I set this up so people can have a place to discuss player selections as they begin to be leaked. We can also use this as a liveblog for the event at 8pm ET tonight.

This will be updated throughout the day, so keep checking back in.

Rumored Players

These are based on reports from reliable sources. If things change, the list will be updated with the correct player.

Final Position Breakdown: 12 Defense, 15 Forwards, 3 Goalies
Seattle must take 1 more players (Detroit). They have already met the positional requirements. Steve Yzerman is a vault.

Anaheim Ducks - Haydn Fleury (D)

Arizona Coyotes - Tyler Pitlick (F)

Boston Bruins - Jeremy Lauzon (D)

Buffalo Sabres - Will Borgen (D)

Calgary Flames - Mark Giordano (D)

Carolina Hurricanes - Morgan Geekie (F)

Chicago Blackhawks. - John Quenneville

Colorado Avalanche - Joonas Donskoi (F)

Columbus Blue Jackets - Gavin Bayreuther (D)

Dallas Stars - Jamie Oleksiak (D)

Detroit Red Wings - Dennis Cholowski

I’m keeping this pic here for posterity. This was the picture for Detroit’s selection for hours.

Edmonton Oilers - Adam Larsson (D)

Florida Panthers - Chris Driedger (G)

Los Angeles Kings - Kurtis MacDermid (D)

Minnesota Wild - Carson Soucy (D)

Montreal Canadiens - Cale Fleury (D)

Nashville Predators - Calle Järnkrok (F)

New Jersey Devils - Nathan Bastian (F)

New York Islanders - Jordan Eberle (F)

New York Rangers - Colin Blackwell

Ottawa Senators - Joey Daccord (G)

Philadelphia Flyers - Carsen Twarynski (F)

Pittsburgh Penguins - Brandon Tanev (F)

San Jose Sharks - Alexander True (F)

St Louis Blues - Vince Dunn (D)

Tampa Bay Lightning - Yanni Gourde (F)

Toronto Maple Leafs - Jared McCann (F)

Vancouver Canucks - Kole Lind (F)

Washington Capitals - Vitek Vanecek (G)

Winnipeg Jets - Mason Appleton (F)

If you see info from RELIABLE SOURCES, please drop it in the comments if you don’t see it here yet.