The Seattle Kraken's inaugural season has mercifully come to an end. The Kraken ended the season with a 28-45-9 record (65 points), which in some ways actually exceeded expectations. Finishing 31st in the league means the Kraken will have the second best lottery odds for the upcoming 2023 Entry Draft. The 2023 draft is considered to be very strong - especially in the top 10 - so the Kraken look to add a high-end talent near the top of the draft to go along with last year's top selection in power-forward Cutter Gauthier.

While highlights this season were at times few and far between, here are some notes to end the season:

- Free agent signee Conor Sheary led the team with 20 goals and 45 total points.

- Top goaltender Alexandar Georgiev led the squad with 19 wins and showed signs that he may be ready to be a top-tier goalie in the NEFHL.

- Nate Schmidt led the defence with 29 points. He will be back next season to lead the defence with Jake McCabe, Justin Schultz and Zach Whitecloud.

- Youngster Cody Glass made his pro debut and put up 7 points in just 9 games. He has an inside track on a top 3 centre role with the Kraken next season.

- Waiver pickups Jordan Martinook and Justin Schultz were effective with the Kraken and figure to play a growing role moving forward for this young franchise.

The Kraken management team and head coach Rick Tocchet now look forward to the draft lottery and the 2023 NEFHL entry draft, where the team currently holds three 1st round picks, three 2nd round picks and four 3rd rounders. With prospects already in the fold like Cutter Gauthier, Ryan Chesley & Reid Schaefer, the future definitely looks very bright in Seattle.