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Seattle Kraken taking shape: Expansion draft yields 30 players for new NHL team

Ted S. Warren
Seattle Kraken NHL hockey players Jordan Eberle, Chris Dreidger, Brandon Tanev, Jamie Oleksiak, Hadyn Fluery and Mark Giordano, from left, pose for a photo July 21, 2021, after being introduced at the Kraken's expansion draft event.

Expect more personnel moves from the Seattle Kraken soon, as the team continues to build its roster. The Kraken added 30 players this week in the National Hockey League's expansion draft. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel was at the draft party at Gas Works Park and talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.Never miss an episode again. Subscribe to Sports With Art Thiel with iTunes orGoogle Play now. You can find Art Thiel's work at Sportspress Northwest.


Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.