Kraken Make Splash to Start Free Agency by Signing Grubauer
SEATTLE (AP) — Philipp Grubauer is going from anchoring a Presidents Trophy-winning roster to the unknowns of playing for an expansion franchise. The Seattle Kraken had plenty of money to throw at Grubauer to make it happen. The Kraken made a trio of signings on the first day of NHL free agency but there was no bigger splash than agreeing to terms with Grubauer on a six-year, $35.4 million contract. The 29-year-old Grubauer was 30-9-1 last season with the Colorado Avalanche with a 1.95 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage. Seattle also bolstered its forward lines by signing Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Wennberg.