Matthew Beniers played for gold-medal-winning Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championship in January and again against NHL players at the IIHF World Championship in May. (Rena Laverty/USA Hockey’s NTDP / TNS)
Seattle selected University of Michigan center Matt Beniers, who played for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, with the second overall pick in Friday's NHL entry draft. (Rena Laverty / TNS via USA Hockey)
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Kraken makes Michigan center Matthew Beniers the first NHL entry draft pick in franchise history

The Kraken selected University of Michigan center Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the NHL entry draft. Defenseman Owen Power of the University of Michigan, as expected, was taken No. 1 by the Buffalo Sabres. Updated

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