Despite the Philadelphia Flyers making some big names available for the Seattle Kraken during the expansion draft.
However the Kraken passed on all the big names and contracts to select Carsen Twarynski.
In a recent interview, Twarynski revealed he had told general manager Chuck Fletcher he wanted to be a Flyer for life.
“I think a big part of that was that I’ve spent a great deal of time over the last four years training here in the summer and trying to establish myself as a player and person and make the team,” he said. “I told Chuck (Fletcher, the general manager) that Philadelphia is a place I would have loved to have spent my career, but obviously business things happen. The thing that’s most difficult to leave behind is the relationships I’ve built here and the people I’ve met.”
With Twarynski forced to move on, he's looking forward to the fresh start and reuniting with head coach Dave Hakstol.
“That being said, going forward, I think we drafted a great team in Seattle, and I know the staff is excited, the city is excited,” he said, “the fans there are nuts. I’m glad to be on their side. I’m ecstatic for the start of this new journey. It’s going to be a fun road ahead.”
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