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Live Blog: 2021 Seattle Expansion Draft

At long last, the 2021 Seattle expansion draft is finally here! For a refresher on the rules, check out this post. Unfortunately, all of the picks leaked earlier today, but if you’re like me and managed to avoid at least most of them, follow along with me here live as the picks are unveiled! I will also be including what’s left on each player’s contract and detailing any trades or signings the Kraken make along with the picks. Picks are being unveiled alphabetically by division.

Atlantic Division

Boston Bruins

Pick: Jeremy Lauzon.

Position: Left defenseman.

Age: 24.

Contract: One year remaining at $850,000, then a restricted free agent (RFA).

Trade: None.

Buffalo Sabres

Pick: Will Borgen.

Position: Right defenseman.

Age: 24.

Contract: RFA.

Trade: None.

Detroit Red Wings

Pick: Dennie Cholowski.

Position: Left defenseman.

Age: 23.

Contract: RFA.

Trade: None.

Florida Panthers

Pick: Chris Dreidger.

Position: Goaltender.

Age: 27.

Contract: Unrestricted free agent (UFA), but Kraken have reportedly signed him to a three-year, $13.5 million deal ($3.5 million AAV). He will be a UFA again at the end of it.

Trade: None.

Montreal Canadiens

Pick: Cale Fleury

Position: Right defense.

Age: 22.

Contract: RFA.

Trade: None.

Ottawa Senators

Pick: Joey Daccord

Position: Goaltender

Age: 24.

Contract: Two years remaining at $750,000 per year, then an RFA.

Trade: None.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Pick: Yanni Gourde

Position: Center.

Age: 29

Contract: Four years remaining at $5,166,666 per year, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Pick: Jared McCann

Position: Left wing/center.

Age: 25.

Contract: One year remaining at $2,940,000, then an RFA.

Trade: None.

Metropolitan Division

Carolina Hurricanes

Pick: Morgan Geekie

Position: Center/right wing.

Age: 23.

Contract: One year remaining at $750,000, then a RFA.

Trade: None.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Pick: Gavin Bayreuther.

Position: Left defenseman.

Age: 27.

Contract: UFA.

Trade: None.

New Jersey Devils

Pick: Nathan Bastian.

Position: Right wing/center.

Age: 23.

Contract: Two years remaining at $825,000, then an RFA.

Trade: None.

New York Islanders

Pick: Jordan Eberle.

Position: Right wing.

Age: 31.

Contract: Three years remaining at $5.5 million, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

New York Rangers

Pick: Colin Blackwell

Position: Center/right wing.

Age: 28.

Contract: One year remaining at $725,000, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

Philadelphia Flyers

Pick: Carsen Ywarysnki

Position: Left wing.

Age: 23.

Contract: RFA.

Trade: None.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pick: Brandon Tanev.

Position: Right wing/left wing.

Age: 29.

Contract: Four years remaining at $3.5 million a year, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

Washington Capitals

Pick: Vitek Vanecek.

Position: Goaltender.

Age: 25.

Contract: One year remaining at $716,667, then an RFA.

Central Division

Arizona Coyotes

Pick: Tyler Pitlick.

Position: Right wing.

Age: 29.

Contract: One year remaining at $1.75 million, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

Chicago Blackhawks

Pick: John Quenneville.

Position: Left wing/center.

Age: 25.

Contract: UFA.

Trade: None.

Colorado Avalanche

Pick: Joonas Donskoi.

Position: Right wing.

Age: 29.

Contract: Two years remaining at $3.9 million, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

Dallas Stars

Pick: Jamie Oleksiak

Position: Left defense.

Age: 28.

Contract: UFA.

Trade: None.

Minnesota Wild

Pick: Carson Soucy.

Position: Left defense.

Age: 26.

Contract: Two years at $2.75 million a year, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

Nashville Predators

Pick: Calle Jarnkrok

Position: Left wing/center/right wing.

Age: 29.

Contract: One year remaining at $2 million, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

St. Louis Blues

Pick: Vince Dunn

Position: Left defenseman/right defenseman.

Age: 24.

Contract: RFA.

Trade: None.

Winnipeg Jets

Pick: Mason Appleton

Position: Right wing/center.

Age: 25.

Contract: One year remaining at $900,000.

Trade: None.

Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks

Pick: Hayden Fleury

Position: Left defenseman/right defenseman.

Age: 25.

Contract: One year remaining at $1.3 million, then an RFA.

Trade: None.

Calgary Flames

Pick: Mark Giordano.

Position: Left defenseman.

Age: 37.

Contract: One year remaining at $6.75 million, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

Edmonton Oilers

Pick: Adam Larsson.

Position: Right defenseman.

Age: 28.

Contract: UFA, but the Kraken reportedly signed him to a four-year contract worth $16 million ($4 million AAV). He will be a UFA again at the end of it.

Trade: None.

Los Angeles Kings

Pick: Curtis MacDermid

Position: Left defenseman/right defenseman.

Age: 27.

Contract: One year remaining at $875,000, then a UFA.

Trade: None.

San Jose Sharks

Pick: Alexander True

Position: Center/right wing.

Age: 24.

Contract: RFA.

Trade: None.

Vancouver Canucks

Pick: Kole Lind.

Position: Right wing.

Age: 22.

Contract: RFA.

Trade: None.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights are exempt from the expansion draft.

-Lydia Murray (@lydia_murray12)

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