It appears Mason Appleton is headed to the Seattle Kraken.
Multiple reports say the 25-year-old winger is the Winnipeg Jets player who will be plucked by the first-year franchise in tonight's expansion draft, set to begin at 7 p.m.
Appleton had 12 goals and 13 assists in 56 regular-season games last season for Winnipeg, primarily on a third-line role with Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp.
The Jets left him exposed, opting to use their seven protected forward spots on Lowry, Copp, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers, Kyle Connor and Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Dylan DeMelo was available on the blue-line, with the Jets electing to protect rookie Logan Stanley along with established pros in Josh Morrissey and Neal Pionk.
But the Kraken have taken a pass on the reliable shutdown defender, which will come as a relief to a Winnipeg club looking to build on its existing back-end during this off-season.