2021 NHL Expansion Draft: Full List of Players Selected for Kraken's Roster

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVJuly 21, 2021

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 21: The Team Store for the Seattle Kraken, the NHL's newest franchise, opens for business on August 21, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jim Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Kraken announced their initial 30-player roster during the 2021 NHL expansion draft Wednesday night.

Seattle had to select at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies. The remaining selections were allowed to come from any position. One pick came from each of the existing NHL franchises aside from the Vegas Golden Knights, who were exempt from the process.

The Kraken also had an exclusive negotiation window with potential free agents. Any contracts signed counted as their pick from the players' previous teams.

Here's a look at the full list of selections. 

Anaheim Ducks: D Haydn Fleury 

Arizona Coyotes: F Tyler Pitlick

Boston Bruins: D Jeremy Lauzon

Buffalo Sabres: D Will Borgen 

Calgary Flames: D Mark Giordano

Carolina Hurricanes: F Morgan Geekie 

Chicago Blackhawks: F John Quenneville 

Colorado Avalanche: F Joonas Donskoi  

Columbus Blue Jackets: D Gavin Bayreuther 

Dallas Stars: D Jamie Oleksiak

Detroit Red Wings: D Dennis Cholowski 

Edmonton Oilers: D Adam Larsson 

Florida Panthers: G Chris Driedger 

Los Angeles Kings: D Kurtis MacDermid 

Minnesota Wild: D Carson Soucy 

Montreal Canadiens: D Cale Fleury 

Nashville Predators: F Calle Jarnkrok 

New Jersey Devils: F Nathan Bastian 

New York Islanders: F Jordan Eberle

New York Rangers: F Colin Blackwell 

Ottawa Senators: G Joey Daccord 

Philadelphia Flyers: F Carsen Twarynski

Pittsburgh Penguins: F Brandon Tanev 

San Jose Sharks: F Alexander True

St. Louis Blues: D Vince Dunn

Tampa Bay Lightning: F Yanni Gourde 

Toronto Maple Leafs: F Jared McCann

Vancouver Canucks: F Kole Lind  

Washington Capitals: G Vitek Vanecek

Winnipeg Jets: F Mason Appleton  

The Kraken are expected to be competitive out of the gate, though they have a tough act to follow after the Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final in their debut season after a strong showing in the 2017 expansion draft.

Like Vegas, Seattle worked out side deals with opposing teams to avoid selecting certain players in the expansion draft in exchange for other assets. Details of those agreements should be available ahead of this year's entry draft, which is set to get underway Friday.

The Kraken passed on some of the more high-profile players available, most notably the Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price and St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko.

Seattle will begin play during the 2021-22 NHL season.