The Seattle Kraken threw a curveball at the LA Kings by surprisingly selecting defenseman Kurtis MacDermid in the expansion draft.
The LA Kings have reportedly learned who they’re losing to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and debuted with the team in the 2017-18 season. The 27-year-old recorded 17 points (6-11-17) and 151 penalty minutes in 118 games over parts of four seasons with the Kings, including two goals, two assists, and 36 PIMs in 28 games this past season.
MacDermid is big, physical, and mean, but his lack of footspeed and skill was often exposed at the NHL level, which made him an unexpected target by the Kraken.