Seattle Kraken sets first roster, will open season at Vegas


              Brandon Tanev, center, a forward from the Pittsburgh Penguins, is introduced as a player for the Seattle Kraken, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during the Kraken's NHL hockey expansion draft event in Seattle. Looking on are ESPN hosts Dominic Moore, left, and Chris Fowler, second from right, and Kraken general manager Ron Francis, right, and Kraken scout Cammi Granato, second from left. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Seattle Kraken NHL hockey broadcaster JT Brown holds up a fish after he caught it Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during the Seattle Kraken's NHL hockey expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Seattle Kraken NHL hockey players Jordan Eberle, Chris Dreidger, Brandon Tanev, Jamie Oleksiak, Hadyn Fluery and Mark Giordano, from left, pose for a photo Wednesday, July 21, 2021, after being introduced during the Kraken's expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Seattle Kraken NHL hockey players Jordan Eberle, Chris Dreidger, Brandon Tanev, Jamie Oleksiak, Hadyn Fluery and Mark Giordano, from left, pose for a photo Wednesday, July 21, 2021, after being introduced during the Kraken's expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Jordan Eberle, second from left, a forward from the New York Islanders, is introduced as a new player for the Seattle Kraken as he stands with ESPN NHL hockey draft hosts Dominic Moore, left, and Chris Fowler, second from right, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as Kraken general manager Ron Francis, right, listens during the Kraken's NHL hockey expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Jordan Eberle, a forward from the New York Islanders, speaks after being introduced as a new player for the Seattle Kraken, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during the Kraken's NHL hockey expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Jordan Eberle, a forward from the New York Islanders, walks off stage after being introduced as a new player for the Seattle Kraken, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during the Kraken's NHL hockey expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              People paddle a canoe with a Christmas tree held up by hockey sticks as they float on Lake Union with the Space Needle in the background, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Seattle near the park where the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey expansion draft event was taking place. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              The Seattle Kraken NHL hockey flag flies on top of the Space Needle, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, before the Kraken's expansion draft event. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Seattle Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke speaks Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during the NHL hockey team's expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              FILE - Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger takes a timeout during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, in this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, file photo. Adam Larsson and Chris Driedger are going to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. One person with knowledge of Larsson’s deal said the defenseman has agreed to terms with Seattle on a $16 million, four-year contract. Another person with knowledge of Driedger’s deal said the goaltender has agreed to a $10.5 million, three-year contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday morning because the team was not announcing any moves until the expansion draft Wednesday night, July 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              FILE - Edmonton Oilers' Adam Larsson (6) is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia, in this Monday, May 3, 2021, file photo. Adam Larsson and Chris Driedger are going to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. One person with knowledge of Larsson's deal said the defenseman has agreed to terms with Seattle on a $16 million, four-year contract. Another person with knowledge of Driedger's deal said the goaltender has agreed to a $10.5 million, three-year contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday morning because the team was not announcing any moves until the expansion draft Wednesday night, July 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Nick Didlick, File)
            
              FILE - In this Wednesday, July 7, 2021 file photo, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) plays the puck during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Tampa, Fla. After backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final, Price has been left unprotected for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. Price agreed to be exposed so the Canadiens could protect cheaper backup Jake Allen.  The league released the protected lists of all 30 teams eligible for the expansion draft Sunday morning, July 18.  (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack, File)
            
              Chris Dreidger, center, a goalie from the Florida Panthers, stands with ESPN NHL hockey draft hosts Dominic Moore, left, and Chris Fowler as he is introduced Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as a new player for the Seattle Kraken during the team's expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Chris Dreidger, center, a goalie from the Florida Panthers, stands with ESPN NHL hockey draft host Chris Fowler, left, and Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis as he is introduced Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as a new player for the Kraken during the team's expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Fans take their seats Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near the stage in a Seattle park before the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team's expansion draft event. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              A boat with an inflatable octopus sails on Lake Union, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Seattle near the park where the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team was holding its expansion draft event. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              New Seattle Kraken NHL hockey players, back row from left, Mark Giordano, Brandon Tanev, Jamie Oleksiak, Hadyn Fluery, Jordan Eberle and Chris Dreidger stand on stage with Kraken owners David Wright, front left, Jerry Bruckheimer, front center, and Andy Jassy, front second from right, and Kraken general manager Ron Francis, front right, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, after being introduced during the Kraken's expansion draft event in Seattle. Jassy is also president and CEO of Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)