Kraken, Adam Larsson agree to four-year, $16-million deal

Mark Spector talks about why losing Adam Larsson to free agency leaves a big void on the Edmonton Oilers’ blue line.

The Seattle Kraken have agreed to a four-year, $16-million deal with defenceman Adam Larsson, per Sportsnet‘s Chris Johnston.

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

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Adam Larsson

SIGNED BY
Seattle Kraken
LENGTH
4 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
$4 million
TOTAL
$16 million

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