The Kraken have been unleashed.
Next season, the NHL will have 32 teams, and we finally have an idea what the newest one will look like. The Seattle Kraken selected 15 forward, 12 defenders and three goaltenders from 30 of the current teams, excluding the Vegas Golden Knights.
Per CapFriendly, the Kraken roster comes in with a cap hit of $52,548,333, though several players still require a contract for the 2022 season, including forward Alexander True, whom the Kraken selected from the San Jose Sharks.
Surprisingly, no deals were made with the Kraken ahead of the Expansion Draft. Prior to the 2017 expansion, Vegas had 10 deals in place. Any trades the Kraken may make following the selection process will be announced tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT, when the the trade freeze is lifted.
The full roster is below.
2021-22 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Selections
Tyler Pitlick (Arizona Coyotes)
Morgan Geekie (Carolina Hurricanes)
John Quenneville (Chicago Blackhawks)
Joonas Donskoi (Colorado Avalanche)
Calle Jarnkrok (Nashville Predators)
Nathan Bastian (New Jersey Devils)
Jordan Eberle (New York Islanders)
Colin Blackwell (New York Rangers)
Carsen Twarynski (Philadelphia Flyers)
Brandon Tanev (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Alexander True (San Jose Sharks)
Yanni Gourde (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Jared McCann (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Kole Lind (Vancouver Canucks)
Mason Appleton (Winnipeg Jets)
Haydn Fleury (Anaheim Ducks)
Jeremy Lauzon (Boston Bruins)
Will Borgen (Buffalo Sabres)
Mark Giordano (Calgary Flames)
Gavin Bayreuther (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Jamie Oleksiak (Dallas Stars)
Dennis Cholowski (Detroit Red Wings)
Adam Larsson (Edmonton Oilers)
Kurtis MacDermid (Los Angeles Kings)
Carson Soucy (Minnesota Wild)
Cale Fleury (Montreal Canadians)
Vince Dunn (St. Louis Blues)