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NHL expansion draft: Seattle Kraken's roster takes shape

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Well, there was supposed to be intrigue. Instead, the NHL's broadcasting partners — which for the first time in a long time includes ESPN — will have to manufacture intrigue around the Seattle Kraken expansion draft.

That's because the insiders are breaking selections left and right, allowing fans to piece together the roster hours before the celebration is set to begin.

We will continue to update this roster as news pours in.

What we know:

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUNE 21:  Yanni Gourde #37 of the Tampa Bay Lightning reacts after fighting with Adam Pelech (not pictured) of the New York Islanders during the third period in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 21, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Yanni Gourde was Seattle's selection from the Stanley Cup champion Lightning. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Forwards

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)

Defensemen

Haydn Fleury (Anaheim Ducks)
Jeremy Lauzon (Boston Bruins)
William Borgen (Buffalo Sabres)
Mark Giordano (Calgary Flames)
Gavin Bayreuther (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Dennis Cholowski (Detroit Red Wings)
Adam Larsson (Edmonton Oilers)
Jamie Oleksiak (Dallas Stars)
Kurtis MacDermid (Los Angeles Kings)
Carson Soucy (Minnesota Wild)
Cale Fleury (Montreal Canadiens)
Vince Dunn (St. Louis Blues)

Goaltenders

Chris Driedger (Florida Panthers)
Joey Daccord (Ottawa Senators)
Vitek Vanecek (Washington Capitals)

Depth Chart

McCann-Gourde-Eberle
Tanev-Jarnkrok-Donskoi
Lind-Geekie-Appleton
Twarynski-Blackwell-Pitlick
Bastian, Quenneville, True

Giordano-Larsson
Oleksiak-Dunn
H. Fleury-Borgen
Soucy-MacDermid
Lauzon, C. Fleury, Bayreuther

Driedger
Vanecek
Daccord

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