Kraken expansion draft showcases Seattle, lacks drama

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken at their expansion draft introduced pending free agent Chris Driedger as their first goaltender and passed on Montreal’s Carey Price.

Driedger agreed to terms on a $10.5 million, three-year contract to join Seattle. Kraken general manager Ron Francis says the front office had discussions about Price before deciding to move in another direction.

All 30 selections leaked out hours before the expansion draft began. Seattle took Calgary captain Mark Giordano and New York Islanders winger Jordan Eberle among their picks.

The Kraken took defenseman Carson Soucy from the Minnesota Wild.