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Report: Seattle Kraken Select Mark Giordano, Jordan Eberle, and Others

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It’s been quite a morning across the NHL. While anticipation was building up for tonight’s Seattle Expansion Draft, there’s been a constant stream of information being revealed this morning about who the Kraken will be calling tonight as their picks. Last Word on Hockey will keep a tracker going below containing the reported names selected.

Seattle Kraken Select Mark Giordano, Others in Expansion Draft

Anaheim: LD Haydn Fleury (source: Pierre LeBrun)
Arizona: RW Tyler Pitlick (source: Craig Morgan)
Boston: LD Jeremy Lauzon (source: Chris Johnston)
Buffalo: RD Will Borgen (source: Lance Lysowski)
Calgary: LD Mark Giordano (source: Salim Nadim Valji)
Carolina: C Morgan Geekie (source: Pierre LeBrun)
Chicago: LW John Quenneville (source: Steve Glynn)
Colorado: RW Joonas Donskoi (source: Andy Strickland)
Columbus: LD Gavin Bayreuther (source: Frank Seravalli)
Dallas: LD Jamie Oleksiak (source: Frank Seravalli)
Edmonton: RD Adam Larsson (source: Frank Seravalli)
Florida: G Chris Driedger (source: Elliotte Friedman)
Los Angeles: LD Kurtis MacDermid (source: Frank Seravalli)
Minnesota: LD Carson Soucy (source: Michael Russo)
Montreal: RD Cale Fleury (source: Frank Seravalli)
Nashville: LW Calle Jarnkrok (source: Chris Johnston)
New Jersey: RW Nathan Bastian (source: Chris Johnston)
NY Islanders: RW Jordan Eberle (source: Ryan Kennedy)
NY Rangers: C Colin Blackwell (source: Rick Carpiniello)
Ottawa: G Joey Daccord (source: Frank Seravalli)
Philadelphia: LW Carsen Twarynski (source: Frank Seravalli)
Pittsburgh: RW Brandon Tanev (source: Frank Seravalli)
San Jose: C Alex True (source: Pierre LeBrun)
St. Louis: LD Vince Dunn (source: Frank Seravalli)
Tampa Bay: C Yanni Gourde (source: Frank Seravalli)
Toronto: C Jared McCann (source: Frank Seravalli)
Vancouver: RW Kole Lind (source: Rick Dhaliwal)
Washington: G Vitek Vanecek (source: Frank Seravalli)
Winnipeg: RW Mason Appleton (source: Darren Dreger)

What This Means for Seattle

The Kraken appear to be getting a solid start to building an immediate playoff team. Their trio in goal appears to be set, with former Florida Panthers goalie Driedger the de facto starter ahead of Vanecek and Daccord. It’s a cost-effective and young lineup of netminders that should serve Seattle well out of the gate.

They might even be looking better on defence. A left side of Mark Giordano, Jamie Oleksiak, and Vince Dunn is already one of the best in the league, and with a solid defensive presence in Adam Larsson on the right, general manager Ron Francis is in the process of forming one of the best defences in the Western Conference.

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