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JAMIE OLEKSIAK LANDS RICH MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH THE SEATTLE KRAKEN

JUL 21, 2021  (19H53)      MIKE ARMENTI
The Seattle Kraken are on the cusp of officially announcing their 30 picks in the expansion draft. Though the picks have already been leaked by Frank Seravalli and Pierre LeBrun, it does not eliminate the possibility of some trades being announced this evening if teams wanted to avoid losing the player that had been selected.

Earlier today, Seattle announced deals for both goaltender Chris Driedger and defenseman Adam Larsson and now it appears as though a third player has officially signed.

Per Elliotte Friedman, defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has signed a 5-year deal with the Kraken worth approximately $4.6M per season.

Oleksiak, 28, is a lumbering, hard-nosed defensive defenseman and was a 1st-round draft pick by the Dallas Stars back in 2011.

I can't help but feel as though this deal is a tad too rich, but at the end of the day, the Kraken will need to reach the cap floor and don't appear to be in any real danger of facing cap issues anytime in the near future with over $35M in available cap space.

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2020-2021GPGAPTS
NIKITA KUCHEROV
2382432
BRAYDEN POINT
2314923
STEVEN STAMKOS
2381018
VICTOR HEDMAN
2321618
ALEXANDER KILLORN
198917
WILLIAM KARLSSON
1941216
NICK SUZUKI
227916
NATHAN MACKINNON
108715
DAVID PASTRNAK
117815
MATHEW BARZAL
196814
TYLER TOFFOLI
225914
MIKKO RANTANEN
105813
GABRIEL LANDESKOG
104913
JOSH BAILEY
196713
ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER
195813
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU
1931013
ONDREJ PALAT
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BRAD MARCHAND
118412
CHARLIE MCAVOY
1111112
ALEX PIETRANGELO
194812
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JOEL ARMIA
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ERIK CERNAK
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