Three New Faces May Be Seen On The Krakens Roster This Year

Published September 20, 2023 at 11:58 PM

With the NHL Draft and free agency behind us, the Seattle Kraken are gearing up for the 2023-24 season with high expectations. Their remarkable performance in the previous season, including a playoff victory against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, sets the stage for what's to come in Year 3.

A key storyline to watch during training camp is the emergence of rookie talent. Despite offseason additions, opportunities exist for young players to secure spots on the 2023-24 roster. Here are three prospects to keep an eye on:

Shane Wright:

The fate of Shane Wright, last year's fourth overall pick, remains uncertain due to roster constraints. Seattle must carefully manage his development, ensuring he plays regularly and has a meaningful role if he makes the team.

Ryker Evans:

Evans had an impressive rookie AHL season, showcasing his offensive prowess as a defenseman. However, competition on the blue line is stiff. He may start in the AHL but could be a valuable call-up during the season.

Tye Kartye:

Once an underrated prospect, Kartye has proven himself with AHL Rookie of the Year honors. His versatility and chemistry with other players make him a potential addition to the 2023-24 roster, even if not at the season's outset.

The challenge for the Kraken lies in finding NHL opportunities for their promising prospects amid experienced players. Balancing youth and experience will be crucial as they aim to build on last season's success and create more memorable moments for their fans.

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September 20   |   133 answers
Three New Faces May Be Seen On The Krakens Roster This Year

Out of all three who do you think has the best chance at making the lineup?

Shane Wright3425.6 %
Ryker Evans1712.8 %
Tye Kartye8261.7 %
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