Seattle Kraken Sign Defenseman

The Kraken have signed Michal Kempny to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Kempny spent this last season with the Capitals. In 15 games with the NHL club, he scored a goal and had an assist. He primarily played with their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, though. Down in Hershey, he was a strong veteran presence and played top minutes. In 24 games, he recorded seven assists.

Kempny will be aiming to make Seattle's NHL roster from here. The 31-year-old will likely be utilized as the team's seventh defenseman or top call-up option. Either way, this is a good little depth signing for the Kraken.

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