Kraken & Sharks Pull Off Early Deadline Deal

As expected the Seattle Kraken would do, they already acquired defensive depth for their team. Ron Francis said that the team would be sticking to their plan of not packaging away the future and just making a couple of depth additions at the most.

The Kraken made a trade with the San Jose Sharks acquiring Jaycob Megna in exchange for a conditional 2023 fourth round pick. Seattle can choose to send their own or the Colorado Avalanche's fourth round pick to the Sharks by June 15.

Megna is a former seventh round pick by the Anaheim Ducks in 2012. As expected for a late round pick like that who makes it to the NHL, he didn't break in and play regularly until he was 25 years old. He has played the last two seasons with the Sharks and has finally earned a full-time role in the NHL this season. He isn't known for offence, but is a solid presence in his own end, exactly the type of defenceman the Kraken needed to add to help prevent goals.

He does have one goal and 12 points in 48 games this season to go along with 63 blocked shots and 75 hits. Especially with Justin Schultz considered week-to-week, Megna slides in on the third pairing beside Carson Soucy as a more stable option than Cale Fleury. We will see if Megna's addition benefits the Kraken. They got a head start on the rest of the teams competing atop their division for a playoff spot and positioning.

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