The Seattle Kraken will announce all 30 selections at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday night, but reports from insiders around the hockey world are already coming in of which players will be moving to the Pacific Northwest.

Here is the latest:

Seattle Kraken expansion draft picks

 

TEAM, PLAYER SELECTED, POSITION  

Anaheim Ducks, Haydn Fleury, D

Arizona Coyotes, Tyler Pitlick,F

Boston Bruins, Jeremy Lauzon, D

Buffalo Sabres, William Borgen, D

Calgary Flames, Mark Giordano, D

Carolina Hurricanes, Morgan Geekie, F

Chicago Blackhawks, John Quenneville, F

Colorado Avalanche, Joonas Donskoi, F

Columbus Blue Jackets, Gavin Bayreuther, D

Dallas Stars, Jamie Oleksiak, D

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers, Adam Larsson, D

Florida Panthers, Chris Driedger, G

Los Angeles Kings, Kurtis MacDermid, D

Minnesota Wild, Carson Soucy, D

Montreal Canadiens, Cale Fleury, D

Nashville Predators, Calle Jarnkrok, F

New Jersey Devils, Nathan Bastian, F

New York Islanders, Jordan Eberle, F

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators, Joey Daccord, G

Philadelphia Flyers, Carsen Twarynski, F

Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose Sharks, Alexander True, F

St. Louis Blues, Vince Dunn, D

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs, Jared McCann, F

Vancouver Canucks, Kole Lind, F

Washington Capitals, Vitek Vanecek, G

Winnipeg Jets, Mason Appleton, F

 

What the Kraken are getting?

Forwards

Mason Appleton: Mason Appleton is a 25-year-old power forward who responded to his first opportunity in Winnipeg’s top-nine with a 25-point, 56-game breakout season — essentially a year-long hint that a bigger opportunity might yield a 40-point middle-six player. Given that he earned just $900,000 this season and doesn’t have UFA eligibility until 2023, Appleton gives Seattle a capable third-line player who will definitely outperform his contract and may even creep onto its second line before his Kraken career is over. Stylistically, an Appleton highlight reel would just be a series of plays where he gets a defender’s hip, drops his shoulder and drives the puck to the net until something good happens. -Murat Ates

Nathan Bastian: Bastian is a large, physical right-shot forward. He found a home on new coach Lindy Ruff’s “energy line” in his first full NHL season. Bastian is not a great skater, but he has improved to where he can keep up at this level and enjoys being a tenacious forechecker. The fourth line might be his ceiling, but he can also kill penalties and earned a little net-front time on the second power-play unit, as well. He’s also got sneaky good hands for a player of his profile and will make the odd nice play in a tight spot behind the net or in a crowd in front of it. A couple of other available Devils forwards (Andreas Johnsson and Nick Merkley) are likely to be more productive, but Bastian embraced his role as an energy guy and can be someone who helps the fourth line win the possession battle as well. -Corey Masisak

Jordan Eberle: Eberle stands out as perhaps the most established (and highest-paid) forward the Kraken selected in this draft. The 31-year-old wing didn’t produce in his four Islanders seasons the way he did in Edmonton the seven years prior, but he was consistently the Isles’ top-line right wing and a player who meshed well with Mathew Barzal, not an easy feat. He’s an ex-Islander primarily because of his cap hit. The three years and $5.5 million AAV left on his deal just doesn’t fit a capped-out team like the Isles, even if he’s got plenty left in the tank. He’ll be a top-line or second-line right wing for Seattle. -Arthur Staple