As part of expansion rules, the Kraken were allowed to start the free agency signing period early and could negotiate with UFAs — like Larsson who was left exposed by the Edmonton Oilers — starting at 7 a.m. Sunday through 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Larsson, a defensive defenceman, provided elite results in his own end for the Oilers’ blue line last season.
Infamously acquired in a one-for-one swap for Taylor Hall, the fourth pick in the 2011 NHL Draft put up 68 points in 329 games across five seasons in Edmonton.
The 28-year-old Swede was coming off a six-year, $25-million deal signed with the New Jersey Devils in 2015.
July 21, 2021