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Seattle Kraken select Jagger Firkus with the No. 35 pick

Yeah, he’s got those moves like — <yanked offstage with comically large cane>

2022 NHL Scouting Combine - Portraits Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

With their first pick of the second round, the Seattle Kraken selected right winger Jagger Firkus from the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors.

Firkus scores a lot of goals — he netted 36 in 66 games last season, 14th-most in the WHL. He ranked 25th in the EOTP Consensus rankings, and if he was 2 inches taller likely would’ve been gone before now. The 18-year old is listed at 5’10, 154 lbs.

Behind Jordan Eberle, the Kraken are pretty thin on the right wing right now. Joonas Donskoi underwhelmed last season, and while Karson Kuhlman plays a solid 200-foot game, he won’t put up the kind of point totals Firkus is capable of. Expect Firkus to head back to the WHL next season, but he could make the big club as soon as the 2023-24 season if all goes well.

Firkus’ Stats

Year Team League Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Year Team League Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
2017-2018 Lloydminster Heat U15 AAA AEHL U15 33 14 14 28 10
2018-2019 Lloydminster Bobcats U15 AAA AEHL U15 30 33 32 65 18
Team Alberta Blue Alberta Cup 5 1 2 3 2
2019-2020 Lloydminster Bobcats U18 AAA AEHL U18 30 10 24 34 24
Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 12 1 1 2 6
Lloydminster Bobcats U18 AAA Macs Tournament 4 6 2 8 0
2020-2021 Lloydminster Bobcats U18 AAA AEHL U18 4 6 5 11 10
Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 23 6 8 14 24
2021-2022 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 66 36 44 80 34