Seattle Kraken Update, AHL Affiliate Revealed

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The Inaugural Season for the Seattle Kraken is underway and the team has officially surpassed its first ten games. The Kraken currently has a 4-6-1 record through 11 games which put them in 7th place in the Pacific Division. The Kraken has enjoyed playing at home as they have a 3-2-0 record at Climate Pledge Arena, the road has not been the best for the Kraken as they are 1-4-1 on the road through their first ten games.

The team is starting to find their stride and beginning to gel which is a good sign for the Kraken faithful, Jordan Eberle tallied the first hat trick in Seattle Kraken history on November 4th, 2021. Jordan Eberle scored three Highlight-worthy goals to complete the Hat-Trick, the first goal was an impressive onetime slapshot that looked like a bullet. The second goal was an outstanding finesse goal, going from left to right after beating the defender and he made no mistake in a tight finish. The third goal to etch his name in the history books forever came from outside the circle and a perfectly placed shot found the back of the net. Seattle is currently three points out of a playoff spot, although it’s very early in the season it’s a positive sign as the team continues to come together. Jordan Eberle will be looked upon all season for his offensive production and he is without a doubt off to a great start in 2021.

Seattle Kraken Announce AHL Affiliate

The Seattle Kraken has announced that their American Hockey League affiliate will be the Coachella Valley Firebirds which will provide a home for the Krakens prospects and future players. This will help the team in the long term with developing players and giving them a place to play at a competitive level similar to the NHL. The Coachella Valley Firebirds won’t make their AHL debut until the 2022-2023 season so the Kraken prospects will remain with the Charlotte Checkers for the remainder of this season.

Kraken Stats & Leaders

The Seattle Kraken points leader is Jaden Schwartz who has 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points in 11 games. Jordan Eberle is the team’s goal-scoring leader with 5 goals following his 3 goal game just a few days ago. In net Philip Grubauer has led the way playing 9 games this far for the Kraken, he has a 4-4-0-1 record and a 2.72 Goals Against Average.

The Seattle Kraken is currently ranked 25th in goals scored per game in the NHL, they rank 30th in the NHL in power-play percentage and they’re 1st in shots on goal allowed through the first 11 games of the season. There is plenty of room for improvement, but there is a lot to be excited about for Seattle as they continue through the 21-22 Season.

A look ahead for the Kraken

The Kraken will face the Arizona Coyotes in Arizona on November 6th, followed by a visit to Las Vegas to take on the Golden Knights before they return to Seattle for a six-game home stretch. The Kraken will host the Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Washington Capitals during the upcoming homestand.

The Kraken will finish the month of November on the road playing the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, and the Buffalo Sabres. It will be crucial for Seattle to find a way to win on the road as the season wears on, but continuing to find success on home ice will pay huge dividends to close out the month of November with six games in a row being played at Climate Pledge Arena.

Kraken Injury Update

The Seattle Kraken has received good news on the injury updates. Forwards Colin Blackwell and Marcus Johansson return to full practice, both players are on the road trip to Arizona and Las Vegas. Marcus Johansson and teammate Colin Blackwell have only played one game this season, both players have not registered a point in 2021.

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