Seattle Kraken Shore Up Their Roster With 8-Year Veteran

The Seattle Kraken have added to their depth at the center spot, by signing eight-year NHL veteran pivot Devin Shore. 

It's a one-year, two-way contract with a $775K AAV for the 29-year-old. 

Shore had played the last three seasons in a fourth-line role with the Edmonton Oilers, and was a free agent after coming off a two-year, $850K AAV contract. He'll take a bit of a pay cut to join the Kraken. 

Shore had the worst year of his NHL career, totalling just one goal and nine points in 47 games, in just under nine minutes of ice time per night. 

Originally a second-round pick of the Dallas Stars in 2012, he spent his first two full seasons with the team, and showed some promise in each of them, with double-digit goals and 30-something points while playing the full 82 games per year. 

But his production and minutes started to wane considerably three years ago, bottoming out with the paltry totals of last season. 

After the signing, the Kraken have less than $1M in cap space remaining. 

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