Carey Price won’t be selected by Seattle Kraken in expansion draftCSG Kits
Carey Price is not going to be selected by the Seattle Kraken in Wednesday’s expansion draft, per Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman.
Price not selected by SEA— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 21, 2021
Price waived his no-move clause ahead of the expansion draft, making him eligible to be claimed by the Kraken. Seattle had to submit their expansion list by 10:00 a.m. ET.
Price, whose playoff heroics were an essential factor in Montreal reaching the Stanley Cup Final this season, is in the fourth year of an eight-year contract that carries an annual cap hit of $10.5 million.
During Montreal’s run to the Cup Final, Price started all 22 games. The 33-year-old registered a sterling 2.28 goals-against average and .924 save percentage, as well as one shutout. In the regular season, Price appeared in 25 games, going 12-7-5 with a 2.64 goals-against average and .901 save percentage.
By waiving his no-move clause, Price allowed the Canadiens to protect Jake Allen, while Montreal banked on Price’s salary to deter the Kraken from claiming him. He is also owed an $11-million signing bonus in September.
The expansion draft takes place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, and can be seen live on Sportsnet.