Seattle Kraken Sign 8-Year Veteran Defenseman

Defenseman Connor Carrick has rejoined the Seattle Kraken, signing a one-year contract worth $775,000.

After spending the previous season with the AHL's Providence Bruins, where he scored a career-high in points (44) and assists (38), Carrick brings a wealth of NHL experience to the Kraken roster.

Carrick's return to the Kraken organization marks another chapter in his diverse professional career.

Having previously played for the Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, and New Jersey Devils, he now adds depth to the Seattle defensive lineup.

While Carrick's new contract represents a slight pay raise from his previous deal with the Bruins, it remains relatively modest in comparison to his overall career earnings.

With the recent signing of Brian Dumoulin, Carrick's role on the team is expected to be primarily AHL-focused, providing depth for the Kraken.

Over his eight-year NHL career, the 29-year-old has scored 13 goals and 50 points across 242 games played.

The team has been active in free agency, making minor signings as they continue to build their roster, utilizing the available cap space.

Carrick's presence will not only strengthen the Coachella Valley Firebirds, the Kraken's AHL affiliate, but also contribute to the overall organizational depth in Seattle. Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports