3 Best Contracts On The Seattle Kraken

The Seattle Kraken took a big step back this season and nearly every player didn't do as well as they did in 2022-23. While this is still a team that needs some time to establish themselves and aren't rushing anything, some good contracts will go a long way. Here we are going to look at the three best this season in a sea of what looks like bad to mediocre contracts.

Eeli Tolvanen

Eeli Tolvanen being picked up on waivers last season is one of the best things that the Kraken have done since becoming a team. He is a young and talented middle-six winger that plays his role well and is only going to get better as he is just 24 years old. Tolvanen is in the final year of a three-year deal signed with the Nashville Predators before coming to the Kraken and he has a cap hit of $1.45 million AAV. As far as production per dollar, he is at the top on the team and has 16 goals and 41 points in 78 games.

Joey Daccord

One of the only reasons why the Kraken don't sit at the very bottom of the league is Joey Daccord. He has really come into his own this season when given the opportunity and has had a stellar season. Before this season, he only started 15 career games in the NHL across two teams. This season he has started 44 and has a 18-17-11 record with a 2.43 GAA, .917 SV%, and three shutouts. If there was any scoring help in front of him, his win/loss would be much better too. Those are close to Vezina-caliber numbers from Daccord at the low cost of $1.2 million AAV through next season.

Jared McCann

A bunch of what the Kraken would call their core didn't score nearly as many goals as were needed this season to get back into a playoff spot, Jared McCann included. He went from 40 goals and 70 points in 79 games to 28 goals and 60 points in 76 games. While it isn't a huge step back and his teammates didn't help as much, McCann is still the team leader in goals and points for the Kraken at $5 million AAV for three more years and he is only 27 years old.

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