Who Will Kraken Draft in 2024's First Round?

Vince Carbonneau
June 28, 2024  (10:19)

Seattle Kraken prospect on draft day
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Seattle Kraken's 2024 NHL Mock Draft

The 2024 NHL Entry Draft is days away, and the Seattle Kraken are finalizing their strategy for June 28 and 29. At The Hockey Writers, we've analyzed potential picks for Seattle, culminating in this comprehensive mock draft.
Recap of Rounds 1, 2, and 3
Round 1: 8th Overall Pick
Seattle, needing offensive firepower after a challenging season, should focus on a forward. Our top choices are Konsta Helenius, Cole Eiserman, Tij Iginla, and Trevor Connelly. We recommend taking Eiserman despite his developing defensive skills.
Round 2: 40th Overall Pick
With the 40th pick, Seattle should choose center Dean Letourneau, prioritizing offensive talent over defense.
Round 2: 60th Overall Pick
Seattle's second pick in Round 2 comes from a trade with the New York Rangers. Yegor Surin is a strong candidate if available, otherwise, Sam O'Reilly is a solid alternative.
Round 3: 73rd Overall Pick
The Kraken might use this pick as trade bait. If not, goaltender Ilya Nabokov is our choice to bolster future goaltending.
Round 3: 88th Overall Pick
With a pick from a trade with Toronto, Seattle should select center Raoul Boilard.
Rounds 4 to 7
Round 4: 105th Overall Pick
Seattle should pick right-handed defenseman Colton Roberts for his size and potential, or Finnish defenseman Sebastian Soini for his mobility.
Round 5: No Picks
Seattle traded their fifth-round pick to Colorado for Tomas Tatar.
Round 6: 169th Overall Pick
In Round 6, left-handed shooter Lucas Ellinas from Kitchener Rangers is a strong candidate for his work ethic and powerful shot.
Round 7: 201st and 202nd Overall Picks
With their final picks, Seattle should balance offense and defense. Russian forward Danila Sysoyev and towering defenseman Jan Golicic are ideal choices.
Final Thoughts
Seattle holds nine picks and might use some as trade bait. The Kraken face a pivotal moment as a young franchise with both potential and areas needing improvement. All eyes are on their draft decisions.
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Who Will Kraken Draft in 2024's First Round?

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