The Seattle Kraken made it well-known as it joined the NEFHL that they would build its team slowly and surely. Kraken management has to date held true to that modus operandi, accumulating future assets through both the expansion draft and the NHL entry draft. The 2023 NEFHL entry draft will prove to be vital to the future success of the franchise. Currently, the Kraken hold twelve picks in the next entry draft, including three 2nd rounders and three 3rd rounders. As the trade deadline approaches, it's likely that the number of 2023 Kraken picks will increase.

Below is a quick update on the Kraken's unsigned prospects:

F Cutter Gauthier - 6 goals and 9 points in his first eight NCAA games as a freshman. This power forward appears to be on track.

F Reid Schaefer - a gritty goal scorer with 14 goals in his first 16 games with Seattle of the WHL. Schaefer should be on the radar for Canada's world junior team.

F Redmond Savage - 4 goals and 8 points in his sophomore season at Miami (Ohio). Savage is more known for his defensive prowess.

F Dylan James - has accumulated 7 points in his first 11 games of NCAA play.

F Cole Spicer - off to a slow start on an experience Minnesota-Duluth squad with 2 goals and 3 points in 11 games as a freshman.

F Brady Stonehouse - on the red hot Ottawa 67's, has scored 11 goals in the first 20 games of his OHL season.

F  Brennan Ali - 9 points in his first 10 games in the USHL.

D Ryan Chesley - off to a slow start offensively at the University of Minnesota, with 2 assists in 14 games. 

D Otto Salin - a right-shot defenceman with 6 points in 20 games in the finnish elite league.

D Filip Nordberg - a defensive d-man with 1 assist in 14 games in the swedish hockey league (SHL).

D Ryan Mast - 9 assists in 17 games in his final OHL season for Sarnia.

G Tyler Muszelik - Has a 1-3-1 record and 0.860 GAA in his first 5 NCAA games as a freshman at New Hampshire.


Gauthier and Schaefer (the Kraken's two top prospects) are off to solid starts and management is excited to see them play against their top peers at the upcoming world junior championships. The future is bright in Seattle.