Report: Kraken, Adam Larsson agree to 4-year deal

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The Seattle Kraken have made their first big splash, agreeing to a four-year contract with pending unrestricted free-agent defenseman Adam Larsson of the Edmonton Oilers, reports TSN's Darren Dreger.

The pact carries an average annual value of $4 million, Dreger adds.

Larsson isn't technically a free agent until July 28, but the Kraken had an exclusive window from July 18-21 to negotiate with all pending free agents left exposed for the expansion draft. The window closed Wednesday morning, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

The 28-year-old played the last five seasons with the Oilers after the team acquired him from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Taylor Hall in 2016.

Larsson played his first five campaigns with the Devils, who drafted him fourth overall in 2011.

The Swedish blue-liner played all 56 games for Edmonton in 2021, ranking third among the club's rearguards in average ice time with 19:39.

Report: Kraken, Adam Larsson agree to 4-year deal
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