Appleton will be selected by Seattle from Winnipeg in Wednesday's Expansion Draft, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Appleton is coming off a career year in Winnipeg in which he set personal bests in games played (56), goals (12), assists (13) and average ice time (14:26), so it shouldn't come as a shock to see the Kraken snatching him up. With his new club, the 25-year-old winger likely projects as a third-line winger but could challenge for a spot in the top six depending on who will be joining him in Seattle.

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