Organizational Rankings 13. Seattle Kraken

Puneet Sharma

2024-04-23

NHL's 32nd Franchise named Seattle Kraken

13. Seattle Kraken – Score 80.1

Top 15 Prospects

TeamPlayerPositionScoreFantrax Roster %
1Shane WrightC846%
2Jagger FirkusRW7.419%
3Ryker EvansD7.119%
4David GoyetteC6.111%
5Eduard SaleRW619%
6Carson RehkopfC/LW/RW5.811%
7Ty NelsonD5.69%
8Jani NymanRW5.38%
9Lukas DragicevicD5.112%
10Tye KartyeRW4.819%
11Oscar Fisker MolgaardC4.75%
12Caden PriceD3.84%
13Ryan WintertonC2.33%
14Niklas KokkoG2.37%
15Logan MorrisonC2.22%

Individual Breakdown

Forwards:

The consensus top pick is Shane Wright and it seems like ages ago when he was sent down to the minors when management thought he wasn’t ready.  Let’s not forget that he was 18 years old and has shown substantial improvement in this game since then. His Fantrax ownership is decent at 46% and should jump next year as he looks poised to make the jump. David Goyette and Edward Sale round out the top 5 forwards.  Goyette has been fantastic this season, posting his best point producing season of 117 points in 65 games. Last year he hit 92 points in 63 games. He can beat defenders one-on-one and also draw them in to create plays. He is frequently a topic of discussion on how well he plays and sees the game. Speaking of fantastic production, I am also looking forward to see Jagger Firkus having covered him when he was in the WHL for Dobber Prospects. His speed, skill and energy are something to definitely watch and goes unmatched when he is on the ice. Firkus, led all of the Canadian Hockey League (OHL, WHL and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) in scoring with 126 regular-season points (61 G, 65 A). 

So it looks like I’m the odd duck here: all of my counterparts ranked Tye Kartye as he averaged a 10th place spot on our list.  A miss on my part? Maybe, but I’m also not entirely convinced on his fantasy value being higher the likes of Firkus, Goyette, and Renhkopf who I believe will outshine him (which is clearly indicated as per our ranking). He has played 75 games with the Kraken this year on the fourth line posting nine goals and nine assists but I am not sold on his role on the roster with all of the talent already on this team and those who are soon to arrive. Either way, it’s worth noting since I’m the lone wolf who decided not to give him a rank

Defensemen: 

Ryker Evans has been solid replacement for Vince Dunn during his 18-game injury absence this year. Although I am not quite sure how much ice time we will see him get once Dunn comes back fully healthy next year but nonetheless, he is solid option on the back end and I suspect he will fulfill at top four D-role when he gets his full-time gig.   Another player down the list is Lukas Dragicevic that I am excited to see. I have had a few managers in my Fantrax League who asked me about him. He is able to log a lot of minutes and the talent is there but his skating and effort at times have been highly questionable. He has been a shining light on a Tri-City Americans team that has been playing poorly for a few years now. I am hoping he pans out for his sake and mine.  


Team Breakdown:

The Kraken were founded 2021 and since then they have gone through four drafts tallying 28 selections. It’s a prospect pool that management has cultivated in both quantity and quality while also having their top prospect in Matty Beniers already having played two NHL seasons. With only being three years into their NHL journey the Kraken have developed a solid mid-pack prospect pool ranked 13th in our organization prospect pool that still needs key piece or two to really show what they’ve got. With the injection of Shane Wright, Ryker Evans, Dave Goyette, Eduard Sale and Jagger Firkus coming down the pipeline the future looks promising.

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Thanks for reading!

-Puneet Sharma

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