The Seattle Kraken have taken their pick from the Minnesota Wild’s unprotected players, selecting defenseman Carson Soucy for their first roster in franchise history.

Before the dual buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, Soucy was largely considered to be safely penciled into next year’s lineup, with Matt Dumba most likely going west, but now with the newly protected Dumba not having to worry about that, Soucy is going to be the sacrificial defenseman for the Wild to give up.