Let’s get it back to hockey.
The Seattle Kraken completed their expansion draft, and though the selections aren’t actually going to be made official until later, Frank Seravalli and other NHL reporters have been leaking the shit out of the choices.
Frank, a Philly guy, says the Kraken are taking… Carsen Twarynski?
Hearing the selection was a bit of a surprise: Carsen Twarynski.
Can honestly say I didn't see him plucked in many mock drafts. @DFOHockey
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
Twarynski is 23 years old and has played 22 games for Flyers since he was taken in the third round of the 2016 draft. He’s played just over 100 games for the Phantoms, where he’s logged 18 goals and 20 assists.
I guess Dave Hakstol was big on Twarynski? Not sure. Ant and Russ would know. Gotta pull these guys from their real jobs and get some hockey expertise up in here. Seems a weird pick for Seattle, but maybe they’re banking on the upside of a young guy and trying to build a foundation here, instead of going for some of the high-priced vets that were dangled.
Just as a refresher, this was the Flyers’ protected list:
- Forwards: NAK, Coots, G, Kevin Hayes, Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton
- Defensemen: Ryan Ellis, Provy, Travis Sanheim
- Goaltender: Carter Hart
Left exposed were JVR, Jake Voracek, Ghost, Robert Hagg, Justin Braun, and the rest.
It seems like Seattle is thus far having a somewhat vanilla type of draft. These are the reported names they’ve selected:
#SeaKraken reported picks so far..#COfRed Mark Giordano#GoBolts Yanni Gourde#GoHabsGo Cale Fleury#LetsGoPens Brandon Tanev#Canucks Kole Lind#STLBlues Vince Dunn #ALLCaps Vitek Vanecek#goSENSgo Joey Daccord#AnytimeAnywhere Carsen Twarynski
— SiriusXM NHL Network Radio (@SiriusXMNHL) July 21, 2021