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How Many Canadian Players On Seattle Kraken?

By / 26 May 2023 07:54 AM

Geekie appreciating the pink visor of helmet stating that the visor helps player with concussions.
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How Many Canadian Players on Seattle Kraken? Seattle Kraken has 12 Canadian players on their roster in 2023. They are Martin Jones, Jordan Eberle, Yanni Gourde, and Brandon Tanev.

Other Canadian players from the team are:

  • Morgan Geekie
  • Jared McCann
  • Jaden Schwartz
  • Vince Dunn
  • Cale Fleury
  • Jamie Oleksiak
  • Justin Schultz
  • Carson Soucy

Eight Canadian players played for Krakens in the 2021-22 season but not for the next. The team was founded in 2018 and played their first game in the 2021-22 season. 

The players from Canada who appeared only in the first season of the Krakens are:

  • Chris Driedger
  • Alex Berre-Boulet
  • Nathan Bastian
  • Dennis Cholowski
  • Haydn Fleury
  • Mark Giordano
  • Jeremy Lauzon
  • Kole Lind
  • Derrick Pouliot
  • Riley Sheahan

22 Canadian have joined the team since its appearance in the NHL, out of which two are Goalies.

Jordan Eberle, among Canadians, has played the most games for Seattle Kraken in its two-season appearance in NHL.

Seattle Kraken is a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the NHL.

At the end of the 2022-23 season, 49 players have played at least one game for Kraken in the regular season, including 4 Goalies.

There are 25 players on the 2022-23 roster with 5 Americans, 2 Swedish, 1 Danes, 2 Finnish, 1 Austrian, 1 Russian, and 1 Dutch. 

Seattle Kraken Roster With Pictures 2023

Newly formed American Ice hockey team of the NHL has 12 Canadians on their 2023 roster.
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Seattle Kraken roster includes Matty Beniers, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Andre Burakovsky, Ryan Donato, Joonas Donskoi, and 20 more. Burakovsky and John Hayden are on the roster as injured reserves.

Seattle Kraken Goalie

Seattle Kraken Goalies are Martin Jones and Phillipp Grubauer. Other goalies of Seattle Kraken who are playing for its affiliate are Joey Daccord and Chris Driedger.

Driedger also plays for the Seattle Kraken as a goalie. He played in the 2021-22 season but not in the 2022-23 season. He is goalkeeping for the team's AHL affiliate, the Coachella Valley Firebirds. 

Seattle Kraken Goalie on the 2023 roster are:

  • Martin Jones (#30)
  • Philipp Grubauer (#31)

Emergency Goalie

Seattle Kraken Emergency Goalies are:

  • Wayne Fjeld
  • Tyler Zetting
  • Robert Macdonald
  • Joey Daccord

Joey Daccord is from Kraken's AHL Affiliate. The goalie was called on an emergency basis while playing a game against the Arizona Coyotes at Mullte Arena in the 2023 regular season.

Seattle Kraken Defenseman

Seattle Kraken Defensemen are Will Borgen, Vince Dunn, Cale Fleury, Adam Larsson, Jaycob Megna, and more. Larsson has played the most games (164) for Seattle Krakens.

The Kraken's defense line based on their choice of shooting is:

Left Defenseman

  • Vince Dunn (#29)
  • Jaycob Megna (#44)
  • Jamie Oleksiak (#24)
  • Carson Soucy (#28)

Right Defenseman

  • Justin Schultz (#4)
  • Adam Larson (#6)
  • Cale Fleury (#8)
  • Will Borgan (#3)

Seattle Kraken Wing

Seattle Kraken Wings are Andre Burakovsky, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Daniel Sprong, Jared McCann, and more. Seattle Kraken has eight wingers on the 2023 roster, with three left and five right wingers.

Left Wing

  • Andre Burakovsky (#95)
  • Jared McCann (#17)
  • Brandon Tanev (#13)

Right Wing

  • Oliver Bjorkstrand (#22)
  • Joonas Donskoi (#72)
  • Jordan Eberle (#7)
  • Daniel Sprong (#91)
  • Eeli Tolvanen (#20)

Seattle Kraken Center

Seattle Kraken Center players are Matty Beniers, Ryan Donato, Morgan Geekie, and more. The Kraken had six players for the center position on the roster.

  • Matty Beniers (#10)
  • Ryan Donato (#9)
  • Morgan Geekie (#67)
  • Yanni Gourde (#37)
  • John Hayden (#15)
  • Jaden Schwartz (#17)

Seattle Kraken Captain and Alternates

Seattle Kraken Captain was Mark Giordano for the 2021-22 season. Seattle Kraken Alternate captains are Yanni Gourde, Jordan Eberle, Adam Larsson, and Jaden Schwartz.

The position of the captain of Seattle Kraken is currently vacant in the 2022-23 season. The team may choose its captain from one of the alternates.

The alternate captains of the Seattle Kraken are:

  1. Yanni Gourde
  2. Jordan Eberle
  3. Adam Larsson
  4. Jaden Schwartz

Yanni Gourde

Yanni scoring 100th point with the lightning with his fan Benjamin
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Yanni Gourde is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Seattle Kraken. Gourde is an alternate captain for the team.

Gourde joined Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent in 2012 and won the Stanley Cup for two consecutive seasons in 2020 and 2021.

Moreover, he has played 465 games in the NHL and collected 283 points. He has scored 25 game-winning goals in his career.

Jordan Eberle

Jordan Eberle is the right winger and an alternate captain of the Seattle Kraken. He was drafted into the NHL by Edmonton Oilers; in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

He has also played for New York Islanders in NHL. Eberle spent his four-year junior career with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

Eberle won gold in World Junior Championship in 2009.

Adam Larsson

Nils Erik Adam Larsson is a Sweden-born ice hockey defenceman. He is one of the alternate captains in Seattle Kraken. 

Larsson was selected by the New Jersey Devil as fourth overall in 2011. He has also played for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL and a Swedish team, Skelleftea AIK.

In 2009, he was the youngest player on the Swedish team. He was the first European-trained player and defenceman to be drafted in 2011.

Larsson has played 767 games as a defenceman collecting 195 points in his NHL career. He played 82 games in the 2022-23 regular season with eight shots on goal.

Jaden Schwartz

Jaden Schwartz was the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Schwartz was selected by the team St. Louis Blues.

Schwartz won the Stanley Cup in 2019, leading the team in goals during the playoffs.

He has played 668 games with 183 goals and 448 points in his career.

In the 2022-23 season, he played 71 games and shot 21 goals for the Seattle Kraken.

Seattle Kraken Coach And General Manager

Seattle Kraken General Manager is Ron Francis. Seattle Kraken coach is Dave Hakstol. Dave has coached the team since its appearance in NHL.

Ron Francis

Ron Francis is the General Manager of the 32nd NHL team, Seatle Kraken. He is a former Canadian ice hockey player and a sports executive.

Francis was drafted fourth overall by Hartford Whalers, where he played ten seasons and was traded to Pittsburgh.

Overall, he played 23 seasons in NHL and began his career as a sports executive in the 2006-07 season as the director of Player Development for the Carolina Hurricanes.

He became the general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time in the 2014-15 season. 

Francis also handled the team's contracts, players, and coaches in Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

It has been his four years managing the franchise Seattle Kraken of NHL.

Dave Hakstol

Former ice hockey player David is supervising the team as the head coach for the Kraken
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David Hakstol, known as Dave, is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach. Hakstol is the head coach for the Seatle Kraken of the National Hockey League.

Hakstol supervised the Sioux City Musketeers of USHL, the University of North Dakota, and the Philadelphia Flyers of NHL as the head coach before Kraken.

Before taking his role as the head coach of the Kraken, Dave assisted the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs for two years.

He did play ice hockey for four years as a defenseman for Indianapolis Ice and Minnesota Moose. 

After playing for four seasons, Dave quickly shifted his playing career to coaching in 1996. In his coaching career, he has achieved WCHA coach of the year award in 2009.