BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins have lost Jeremy Lauzon in the expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken.
Kraken general manager Ron Francis made that news official on Wednesday night, when he announced Lauzon as Seattle’s pick from Boston in the expansion draft.
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— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) July 22, 2021
The news had leaked earlier in the day, but Wednesday night’s announcement made it official.
The Seattle Kraken have selected Jeremy Lauzon in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.
Thank you Jeremy for your contributions to our organization and best of luck in your next chapter. pic.twitter.com/2YpXB2NvzX
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 22, 2021
Lauzon played in 41 regular-season games for Boston, scoring a goal and registering seven assists. He has three goals and eight assists in 76 career regular-season games, to go with a plus-12 rating. He’s also played in 13 playoff games, with zero points registered and a minus-6 rating.
Lauzon led all Bruins in shorthanded time on ice last year, averaging 3:05 of shorthanded time on ice per game. That accounted for more than half of his overall ice time.
The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Lauzon was a second-round pick by Boston in the 2015 draft. The 24-year-old is under contract for $850,000 next year before hitting restricted free agency in 2022.
Among the other Bruins who were expected to be in consideration for the Kraken were Connor Clifton, Nick Ritchie, and Jakub Zboril. Those players will remain under contract with the Bruins.