Wednesday night the NHL Expansion Draft was held for the Seattle Kraken, the league's 32nd franchise. While the organization is brand new, there were some familiar faces to hockey fans here in the Southern Tier that got their name called.  

3 players that spent time playing in Binghamton during their time in the AHL were selected last night by the Kraken. Goaltender Chris Driedger and forwards Nathan Bastian and John Quenneville.  

Driedger was selected from the Florida Panthers and is expected to be the Kraken’s starter between the pipes. He played 82 games for the Binghamton Senators from 2014-2017 to the tune of a 36-34-5 record. 

From the Chicago Blackhawks the Kraken selected John Quenneville. In 80 games with the Binghamton Devils from 2017-2019, Quenneville tallied 32 goals and 41 assists for 73 total points. 

And from the New Jersey Devils, Seattle selected a Binghamton staple over the past few seasons, forward Nathan Bastian. From 2017 through 2020 Bastian played in 188 games for the Binghamton Devils. He scored 44 goals and notched 36 assists for 80 total points.  

The trio of former Binghamton hockey players will help Seattle open their new arena on October 23rd as they have their home opener against Vancouver.