SEATTLE (CBSNewYork) — The NHL released the Kraken on Wednesday as the new Seattle franchise held their expansion draft in the Emerald City.
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That means some local players are headed to the Northwest.
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— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) July 22, 2021
The Kraken selected New York Islanders stalwart Jordan Eberle. The right wing had four goals during the Isles’ long playoff run.
In just a short time, you became one of us. Thanks for always having our backs, Colin. 👊 pic.twitter.com/SqqH8aj4U4
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 22, 2021
The New York Rangers lose centerman Colin Blackwell, who was seventh on the team in scoring.
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Hey @SeattleKraken, his nickname is Nasty.
Take care of him, or else. pic.twitter.com/HLVmORjt8X
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) July 22, 2021
Finally, the Kraken grabbed the big right winger from the New Jersey Devils, Nathan Bastian.