The upstart Seattle Kraken built their roster within on Wednesday, selecting a player from every team except the Vegas Golden Knights as part of the NHL Expansion Draft. Mark Giordano, a former NHL All-Star, Norris award winner and long-time Calgary Flames team captain was Seattle's most notable addition.
Vince Dunn (St. Louis Blues) and Yanni Gourde (Tampa Bay Lightning) are also headed to Seattle and will bring valuable championship experience, as they've collectively been a part of the last three Stanley Cup winners.
Overall, Seattle selected 15 forwards, 12 defensemen and three goaltenders on the night. It was required to select at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders.
Along with the player selections, ESPN announced the Kraken's regular-season and home openers. On Oct. 12 Seattle will battle the NHL's second-newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, on the road before hosting the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 23.
The Kraken hope their new additions will lead to as fast a start as the Golden Knights', who reached the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural 2017-18 season and the Stanley Cup semifinals in two of the next three years.
Seattle's NHL Expansion Draft selections
Jeremy Lauzon, D, Boston Bruins
William Borgen, D, Buffalo Sabres
Dennis Cholowski, D, Detroit Red Wings
Chris Drieger, G, Florida Panthers
Cale Fleury, D, Montreal Canadiens
Joey Daccord, G, Ottawa Senators
Yanni Gourde, C, Tampa Bay Lightning
Jared McCann, C, Toronto Maple Leafs
Morgan Geekie, C, Carolina Hurricanes
Gavin Bayreuther, D, Columbus Blue Jackets
Nathan Bastian, RW, New Jersey Devils
Jordan Eberle, RW, New York Islanders
Colin Blackwell, C, New York Rangers
Carsen Twaryenski, LW, Philadelphia Flyers
Brandon Tanev, D, Pittsburgh Penguins
Vitek Vanecek, G, Washington Capitals
Tyler Pitlick, C, Arizona Coyotes
John Quenneville, C, Chicago Blackhawks
Joonas Donskoi, RW, Colorado Avalanche
Jamie Oleksiak, D, Dallas Stars
Carson Soucy, D, Minnesota Wild
Calle Jarnkrok, C, Nashville Predators
Vince Dunn, D, St. Louis Blues
Mason Appleton, C, Winnipeg Jets
Haydn Fleury, D, Anaheim Ducks
Mark Giordano, D, Calgary Flames
Adam Larsson, D, Edmonton Oilers
Kurtis MacDermid, D, Los Angeles Kings
Alexander True, F, San Jose Sharks
Kole Lind, RW, Vancouver Canucks