3 Seattle Kraken prospects but only 1 makes strong case for NHL roster

Published October 1, 2023 at 7:18 PM

As the Seattle Kraken gear up for their third season, the player development department has identified several promising prospects who could make an impact. Among these young talents, a few stand out as potential early contributors.

Ryker Evans, a dynamic left-handed defenseman who has been impressing in recent scrimmages, is making a case for a spot on the opening night roster. While it's still early in training camp, Evans has consistently skated with the first group, a sign of his potential.

His performance in the AHL, where he tallied 44 points and excelled in the playoffs, has drawn praise from Kraken management.

Jani Nyman, a big Finnish winger, is showcasing his skills in the SM Liiga while not at Kraken training camp. With three goals and three assists in his first nine games, Nyman is proving his scoring ability. His powerful shot and overall game are turning heads, and he's living up to expectations as a 2022 2nd-round NHL Draft pick.

Ryan Winterton, a 20-year-old right-shot center, is another prospect to watch. Although he was among the players moved out of camp, the Kraken remain high on his potential. Injuries and disruptions have slowed his progress, but his two-way skills and NHL upside make him a player to keep an eye on as he gains experience.

While it's still early days in training camp, these prospects are making their case for a spot on the Seattle Kraken roster. As the team continues its preparations, the development of these young talents will be closely monitored.

Source: Seattlehockeyinsider
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3 Seattle Kraken prospects but only 1 makes strong case for NHL roster

Who has the best chance at making the roster spot?

Evans4767.1 %
Nyman1014.3 %
Winterton1318.6 %
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