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Live updates of NHL Expansion Draft picks by Seattle Kraken

Reports are flying out everywhere and it seems we’ll know the Seattle roster before the expansion picks are announced later Wednesday night.

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Look on Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano during the Calgary Flames versus the Montreal Canadiens game on April 16, 2021, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft is set for Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, when the Seattle Kraken are expected to announce their roster for the inaugural season in 2021-22. While we all expected to have to wait until later Wednesday night to hear who the Kraken will select, thanks to Twitter and NHL reporting, we’ll likely know the entire list of selections beforehand. So far this afternoon we’ve got a ton of leaks and reports. Here we’ll go over all the latest reports and rumors spreading before the expansion draft.

So far there are a few surprises from the Kraken in their selections, which are all just reports. The Kraken won’t take G Carey Price from the Montreal Canadiens. Seattle also skipped on F Max Domi (CBJ) and veterans Ryan Johansen and Matt Duchane (NSH).

There’s a very high probability the NHL and Kraken announce a few trades later on after striking deals with certain teams. We saw the Vegas Golden Knights make multiple deals to agree to select certain players in exchange for players and assets, including Reilly Smith and Shea Theodore. As of this afternoon, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks picks have yet to be reported.

2021 NHL Expansion Draft picks

Note: * means that player has been confirmed as the pick.

Los Angeles KingsD Kurtis MacDermid
Vancouver CanucksF Kole Lind
Boston BruinsD Jeremy Lauzon*
Columbus Blue JacketsD Gavin Bayreuther*
Minnesota WildD Carson Soucy*
New Jersey DevilsF Nathan Bastian*
Colorado AvalancheF Joonas Donskoi*
Nashville PredatorsF Calle Jarnkrok*
Toronto Maple LeafsF Jared McCann*
Edmonton OilersD Adam Larsson (UFA)*
Dallas Stars D Jamie Oleksiak (UFA)*
Calgary FlamesD Mark Giordano
Anaheim DucksD Haydn Fleury*
Montreal CanadiensD Cale Fleury*
Pittsburgh PenguinsF Brandon Tanev*
Washington CapitalsG Vitek Vanacek*
Ottawa SenatorsG Joey Daccord*
Florida PanthersG Chris Driedger (UFA)*
St. Louis BluesD Vince Dunn*
New York IslandersF Jordan Eberle*
San Jose SharksF Alexander True
Buffalo SabresD William Borgen*
Carolina HurricanesF Morgan Geekie*
Winnipeg JetsF Mason Appleton
Arizona CoyotesF Tyler Pitlick*
Philadelphia FlyersF Carsen Twarynski*
Chicago Blackhawks — F John Quenneville*
Detroit Red Wings — D Dennis Cholowski*
Tampa Bay Lightning — C Yanni Gourde*
New York Rangers — F Colin Blackwell*