Sign of the Seattle Kraken Carsen Twarynski, Kole Lind
2:55 p.m.: The Seattle Kraken have accepted the conditions with two of their restricted free agents, striking one-year bilateral deals with kole lind and Carsen Twarynski. Both players were eligible for arbitration but did not file a case. Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports that Lind’s contract will carry an NHL salary of $850,000, while Twarynski’s is the league minimum of $750,000.
Lind, 23, was selected from the Vancouver Canucks in last year’s expansion draft and ended up playing 23 games for the Kraken. He scored eight points in those games despite having limited minutes and is actually showing a bit of an advantage as a potential full-time option for the team moving forward. In the minor leagues, the winger scored 17 goals and 35 points in 46 games while racking up a team-leading 106 penalty minutes.
This included several fighting majors, as the hard-nosed winger continued to play a physical hallmark of hockey despite not being the biggest player on the ice. If he can continue to bring that kind of versatility, a last-six role seems like a realistic outcome this season if he can prove himself in camp.
Twarynski, another original Kraken, was the team pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the expansion draft last year, even though he hasn’t shown a ton of offensive upside so far. in his professional career. That continued this year with just five goals and 18 points in 71 games for the Charlotte Checkers, making him a potential non-soft contender.
Instead, he’ll return to the organization and likely head to the minor leagues again, this time with the Coachella Valley Firebirds in their inaugural season. The 24-year-old forward has 22 NHL games experience with Philadelphia but hasn’t really shown anything but physicality in those games, scoring just one goal.