2021 NHL Draft-Seattle Kraken Mock Draft

Before on this blog, I did a mock draft by team, but in that mock draft the Seattle Kraken were not included, so i will be doing a mock draft with the Seattle Kraken because the Kraken should be very active at the draft.

Expansion Draft Trades:

acquire CAR 2022 1st round pick to not select Vincent Trocheck, or Nino Neiderreiter.
acquire COL 2022 2nd round pick to not select Ryan Graves.
acquire Keith Yandle from FLA for 2021 3rd round pick.
acquire MIN’s 2021 1st round pick to protect Spurgeon/Suter/Dumba/Brodin.
acquire 2021 3rd round pick, 2022 3rd round pick to protect Cizkas, Clutterbuck
acquire Tyler Johnson, Ross Colton for 2021 3rd round pick.
acquire Brenden Dillon, 3rd round pick ’21 from WSH to protect Vitek Vanecek.

Expansion Draft:

ANA-Haydn Fleury
ARI-Michael Bunting
BOS-Jeremy Lauzon
BUF-Rasmus Asplund
CGY-Chris Tanev
CAR-Petr Mrazek
CHI-Henrik Borgstrom
COL-Valeri Nichushkin
CBJ-Eric Robinson
DAL-Jamie Oleksiak
DET-Taro Hirose
EDM-Ethan Bear
FLA-Chris Driedger
LA-Blake Lizotte
MIN-Cam Talbot
MTL-Jonathan Drouin
NSH-Dante Fabbro
NJ-Nick Merkley
NYI-Kyle Palmieri
NYR-Brett Howden
OTT-Nic Paul
PHI-Shayne Gostisbehere
PIT-Jared McCann
SJ-Dylan Gambrell
STL-Vince Dunn
TB-David Savard
TOR-Travis Dermott
VAN-Antoine Roussel
WSH-Carl Hagelin
WPG-Paul Stastny

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Post Expansion Draft Trades

trades Kyle Palmieri, Jamie Oleksiak, Taro Hirose to the Ottawa Senators for Logan Brown, 2021 2nd round pick.
trades Shayne Gostisbehere, Carl Hagelin to the Boston Bruins for Nick Ritchie, 2021 1st round pick.
trades David Savard, Nick Merkley to the Calgary Flames for Dillon Dube, 2021 2nd rd pick (sign and trade).
trades Michael Bunting, Dylan Gambrell, Nic Paul to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Emil Benstrom, Cliff Pu, 2022 4th round pick.
trades Blake Lizotte, Antoine Roussel, Travis Dermott to the Chicago Blackhawks for Julien Gauthier, 2022 3rd round pick, 2023 3rd round pick.

trades Paul Stastny to the Detroit Red Wings for 2022 2nd round pick.
trades Petr Mrazek to the Minnesota Wild for 2021 3rd rd pick.
trades Vince Dunn to the Dallas Stars for 2021 2nd round pick.

Post Expansion Draft Roster:

J.Drouin-L.Brown-V.Nichushkin
J.McCann-T.Johnson-R.Colton
N.Ritchie-H.Borgstrom-D.Dube
E.Robinson-B.Howden-E.Benstrom

B.Dillon-D.Fabbro
K.Yandle-C.Tanev
J.Lauzon-E.Bear

C.Talbot
C.Dreidger

Spares: H. Fleury, R. Asplund, J. Gauthier

Seattle’s 2021 Draft Picks

2-Matthew Beniers
26-Sasha Pastujov
35-Samu Tuomaala
45-Logan Mailloux
47-Cole Huckins
52-Roman Schmidt
67-Colton Dach
90-Robert Baco
99-Daniil Lazutin

The Seattle Kraken had 8 picks in the first 3 rounds of the 2021 draft, and used those picks to select some prospects that may one day become an important part of the team’s future. With their first ever draft pick, they select Matthew Beniers, a terrific two-way center who is compared to Patrice Bergeron. Beniers could be ready to play a top 6 role on the Kraken as soon as the 2022-23 season. Sasha Pastujov is selected with their 2nd first round pick in the draft; he is gifted playmaking winger, who should be a top 6 winger for them in no time.
The Kraken had 4 second round picks in the draft; they selected Samu Tuomaala, Logan Mailloux, Cole Huckins, and Roman Schmidt, all solid prospects who need time to develop but will be impact players in the league. Tuomaala is a versatile forward who plays all three forward positions and Cole Huckins is a defensive-minded center, who is a pain to play against. Logan Mailloux and Roman Schmidt are two big defenseman that could one day become the top pair for the team. In the 3rd round, the Kraken draft Colton Dach, a gritty power forward with tons of offensive upside and Robert Baco a big power forward with some offensive upside. In the 4th round, the Kraken draft Daniil Lazutin, a player with first round talent, but slid due to the Russian factor and inconsistency. The Seattle Kraken decided a good mix of skill and size because they want to build build a team that is tough to play against.

Related: Part 2 of my mock draft by team

Related: 2021 Mock Draft (Part 2)

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2 thoughts on “2021 NHL Draft-Seattle Kraken Mock Draft

  1. While it’s pretty likely Sea will be making numerous side deals & trades, as well as think Sea may be able to find a number of potential future (after 1-4 seasons of development before joining Kraken roster essentially full time) role, core & high skill/ability players via 2021 entry draft, but even with the seemingly youthful player & development oriented coaching staff choices, I question the wisdom of not taking some younger, good quality talent in expansion draft due to side deals and same for trading those they do acquire via expansion draft for 2 Round or later picks & similar compensation, particularly when Sea doesn’t have it’s own 2021-22 season farm team and only a 1 year deal with Palm Springs? for 2022-23 season. Doesn’t seem like all that cohesive of a setting & plan yet for developing pretty young talent, and in itself may, possibly outside of the more pro ready very top talent drafted, delay young talent development individually as well as chemistry wise with each other & in learning scheme Hakstol will run in Sea by at least an additional year, maybe a tad longer.

    Just doesn’t seem like the brightest idea to pass on and or trade away younger, talented NHL players who’ve shown enough ability in pros to be worthy of a team giving up a 2 R pick to keep protected/acquire from Sea, for the potential, but very unknown payoff of non 1 Round picks when expansion franchise would largely be relying on non existent for 2021-22 & only 1 year with specific team 2022-23 farm team arguably being weakest point of entire franchise, to develop & help capitalize on potential of prospects, instead of more known commodities via younger NHL talents.

    2022 & maybe 2023 entry draft picks, possibly a different story especially if farm team choice ends up a good 1 or finds a new, good, multi year contract agreement farm team to work with. Similarly with NHL roster players in final year of contract they probably don’t intend to bring back at likely salary/contract costs they’ll command, bit older, experienced vet players especially middle/lower line/pair guys that a team pushing for playoffs want & make solid+ offers for whether 2022 or 2023 draft picks, or young to younger talents at a pos they can afford to lose which benefits Sea, but especially if those players Sea trades away around trade deadline are also players Sea likely intends to replace on NHL roster with some of their 2021 entry draft & similar players, and maybe a few pending 2022 Free Agent additions from across the NHL if Sea gets the opportunity to & can actually land them.

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