Seattle Kraken Sign A Top Defense Prospect

The Seattle Kraken have signed a piece of their future blueline corps, inking last year's second-round draft pick (57th overall) Lukas Dragicevic to an entry-level contract with a three-year, $950,000 AAV.

"We are excited to have Lukas officially sign with our organization," said Kraken General Manager Ron Francis. "Lukas’ WHL career has already reached historic feats, and we are looking forward to seeing him take the next step in his development." 

The big right-shot offensive defenseman has put up some large numbers at the WHL with the Tri-City Americans in juniors the past few seasons. He has 157 points in 202 games over four years. This season, he has 50 points on 14 goals and 36 assists in 66 games. In his draft year, last season, he posted 60 assists and 75 points in 68 games with Tri-City and was a first-team WHL All-Star.

The 6'2" blueliner is a strong skater and puck-handler, but still needs to improve on his defense and cut down on some errors to reach the next level in his development. 

That next phase will kick off his pro career. 

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