Seattle Kraken general manager Scott Davies is having a hard time finding bright spots with how the team's inaugural season is going. It's undoubtedly been a rough introduction to the NEFHL. Through it's first 15 games in franchise history, here are some key numbers which indicate how rough a start it's been for the Seattle franchise:

- Record of 4-11-0, or a 0.267 points percentage, worst in the league.

- 28 goals for (1.9 per game) and 53 goals against (3.5 per game). 

- A league-worst -25 goal differential.

- An abhorent 1-7-0 record at Climate Pledge Arena.

There are certainly no bright spots in any of the data listed above. At some point this season, the Kraken will start having to look more towards the future to give its fanbase hope. The general manager is pleased with the development of some of the team's prospects (more on that next article), but there are a few current Kraken roster players who figure to take a big step in the NEFHL next season:

1. Victor Olofsson - through 14 NHL games, Olofsson has already tallied 9 goals. A resurgent Sabres team should only help his production this season.

2. Alexandar Georgiev - through his first 9 NHL games in an Avalanche uniform, he is 7-1-1 with a 0.924 save percentage. Georgiev figures to take over the #1 goaltending job in Seattle for the foreseeable future.

3. Reilly Smith - if Smith can stay healthy, he may accumulate the most points he's had in an NHL season since 2019-20. Through 15 games, he has 7 goals and 5 assists.

4. Ilya Mikheyev - has 8 points through 11 games with his new squad. 

5. Jacob Bryson - Bryson is playing top 4 NHL minutes on the backend, and has already put up 6 points in 14 games. A young defenseman with a bright future.

While this season may prove to add many grey hairs to the teams' management, the future does look bright. The next article will focus on how the Kraken's prospects are doing season-to-date.