Here’s a look at the Kraken’s picks from Rounds 2-7 of the NHL entry draft Friday:

Round 2, Pick No. 35: Jagger Firkus

Birth date: April 29, 2004

Birthplace: Irma, Alberta, Canada

Position: Right wing

Shoots: Right

Height, weight: 5-10, 154

Last team: Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

Shane Wright speaks during a news conference after being selected as the fourth overall pick by the Seattle Kraken during the first round of the NHL hockey draft in Montreal on Thursday, July 7, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) GMH123

Notable: His draft stock rose after 80 points (36 goals) in 66 WHL games last season, capped by Team White’s top player honor at the CHL Top Prospects Game. He opened the scoring for his team before setting up the game-winning goal as Team White downed Team Red — including Kraken first-round pick Shane Wright — 3-1. Wright scored the only goal for the other side.

Quotable: “A central theme to Firkus’ scoring game is attacking at angles and getting the defense and netminder to react to his movement. His ability to release it in-flight without first coasting to give away the game is highly translatable.” — EliteProspects

Round 2, Pick No. 49: Jani Nyman

Birth date: July 30, 2004

Birthplace: Valkeakoski, Finland

Position: Left wing

Shoots: Left

Height, weight: 6-3, 216

Last team: Ilves (Finnish Liiga)

Notable: Won bronze with Finland at the U-18 World Junior Championship (two goals, two assists, six games). … Spent much of last season on loan to Koovee of Mestis, Finland’s second-tier league. He had 18 goals and 35 points in 34 games.

Quotable: “Playmaking feel. Good instincts on and off the puck. Moves well. Great hands. Hard shot (especially out of his curl and drag). If he can get a little quicker from a standstill, he’ll have a good chance to put it all together.” — Scott Wheeler, The Athletic

Round 2, Pick No. 58: Niklas Kokko

Birth date: March 14, 2004

Birthplace: Oulu, Finland

Position: Goaltender

Catches: Left

Height, weight: 6-3, 185

Last team: Karpat (Finnish Liiga)

Notable: Made 17 saves in the only game he appeared in, a 6-2 win against Switzerland, and ultimately took bronze with Finland at the U-18 World Junior Championship. … 17-10 record with a 2.06 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and six shutouts for Karpat U20 of U20 SM-sarja.  


Quotable: “It didn’t seem like there were a lot of goaltenders in the draft that we were comfortable with. He was certainly one. That’s why we stepped up with the four second-round picks to take him early, to make sure we had that put to rest going forward.” — Kraken general manager Ron Francis

Round 2, Pick No. 61: David Goyette

Birth date: March 27, 2004

Birthplace: Saint-Jerome, Quebec

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height, weight: 5-11, 174

Last team: Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

Notable: 33 goals, 40 assists in 66 games for the Wolves last season. … His father, Mike, got him started with speedskating before he found hockey. … Got a full-ride scholarship offer from Boston University, according to The Athletic, but opted to play in the OHL.

Quotable: “He’s always looking for the high-value play, connecting with cross-slot passes through layers and backhand passes from the boards.” — EliteProspects

Round 3, Pick No. 68: Ty Nelson

Birth date: March 30, 2004

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Position: Defense

Shoots: Right

Height, weight: 5-10, 178

Last team: North Bay Battalion (OHL)

Notable: Nine goals, 42 assists in 66 OHL games last season. … Selected first overall by the Battalion in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. … Like many, didn’t play during the canceled 2020-21 OHL season.

Quotable: “Bomb of a shot, strong on skates and can physically overpower opponents.” — NHL scout Joey Tenute to ESPN

Round 3, Pick No. 91: Ben MacDonald

Birth date: Feb. 24, 2004

Birthplace: Weston, Massachusetts

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height, weight: 6-0, 181

Last team: Noble & Greenough School (Dedham, Massachusetts)

Notable: Son of Lane MacDonald, who captained Harvard to a 1989 national championship and won the Hobey Baker Award, college hockey’s top individual honor, that year. Lane was drafted by the Calgary Flames and represented the U.S. at the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005. … Set to play for the West Kelowna Warriors (British Columbia Hockey League) next season and then follow his father to Harvard.


Quotable: “Ben is a player who has a high hockey IQ and can drive the offense.” — Warriors GM and coach Simon Ferguson

Round 4, Pick No. 100: Tyson Jugnauth

Birth date: April 17, 2004

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Position: Defense

Shoots: Left

Height, weight: 6-0, 161

Last team: West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)

Notable: Committed to the University of Wisconsin. … Nine goals, 41 assists in 52 games with the Warriors last season and added five helpers in the playoffs. His 50 points were good for second among BCHL defensemen. … Named the BCHL’s defenseman of the year and a first-team All-Star.

Quotable: “This past year I’ve been able to go from strictly an offensive-minded defenseman to a fully rounded defenseman.” — Jugnauth after being named top defenseman

Round 4, Pick No. 123: Tucker Robertson

Birth date: June 22, 2003

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Position: Center

Shoots: Right

Height, weight: 5-10, 178

Last team: Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Notable: 41 goals, 40 assists in 68 games with Peterborough last season, then scored three times in four playoff games. … Maternal grandfather is Whit Tucker, a former flanker for the Ottawa Rough Riders who is in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Paternal grandfather is Bob Robertson, who won a Calder Cup with the Providence Reds in 1955-56. … Father played four years of hockey at St. Lawrence University, and his mother played basketball at Bishop’s University. … Went undrafted in 2021.

Quotable: “I was pretty frustrated when I didn’t get drafted, but I knew that I was gonna make it, and I’m gonna change a lot of people’s minds. The biggest thing is that I get to play this year and show people how much I have improved.” — Robertson in January

Round 6, Pick No. 164: Barrett Hall

Birth date: Dec. 29, 2003

Birthplace: Apple Valley, Minnesota

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height, weight: 6-0, 170

Last team: Minnesota Wilderness (North American Hockey League)

Notable: Committed to St. Cloud State. … Captained Gentry Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. Scored 25 times in 25 games (55 points) as a senior. … Played 19 games with the Wilderness and added 20 points (five goals).


Quotable: “What was most impressive to us was that Barrett played with us before his high-school season and after the season at Gentry. … He is very skilled and tenacious, but it’s his hockey IQ that separates him from a lot of players his age.” — Wilderness coach Dave Boitz

Round 7, Pick No. 196: Kyle Jackson

Birth date: Oct. 17, 2002

Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height, weight: 6-2, 192

Last team: North Bay Battalion (OHL)

Notable: Teammate of Kraken third-round pick Ty Nelson last season, when Jackson had 30 goals and 32 assists in 45 games, then 14 more points (nine goals, five assists) through 12 playoff games. … Central Canada Hockey League Rookie of the Year in 2018-19.

Quotable: “Good offensive tools and instincts. Solid centerman and good playmaker. Good power-play guy.” — Tenute to ESPN

Kraken 2022 draft class

Here’s a look at each of the picks in the Kraken’s second amateur draft class.