Kraken Sign Chandler Stephenson To Monster 7-Year Deal

The Seattle Kraken have made another significant addition to their roster by signing forward Chandler Stephenson to a seven-year contract worth $43.75 million, translating to an average annual value of $6.25 million. 

This move, reported by TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, aims to bolster the Kraken's lineup with a seasoned and versatile center known for his speed and playmaking abilities.

Stephenson, 30, joins Seattle after a successful stint with the Vegas Golden Knights, where he recorded 16 goals and 51 points in 75 games last season. 

His experience as a two-time Stanley Cup champion, having won titles with the Washington Capitals in 2018 and the Golden Knights in 2023, adds a winning pedigree to the Kraken's roster. 

Over his career, Stephenson has accumulated 89 goals and 270 points in 495 games, demonstrating his consistent offensive contribution.

The addition of Stephenson provides a significant boost to the Kraken's middle lines and offers a veteran presence for the team's young talents, such as Matty Beniers and Shane Wright. 

His ability to play both wing and center will be instrumental in improving Seattle's attack, addressing their need for offensive depth.

The signing is the Kraken's second big one of the day, as they signed defenseman Brandon Montour to a seven-year deal earlier.

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