The Seattle Kraken have signed Jared McCann to a five-year, $25 million contract extension, SeattleKrakenPR reports.
The #SeaKraken have re-signed forward Jared McCann to a five-year extension ($5 million AAV).— Seattle Kraken PR (@SeattleKrakenPR) March 8, 2022
The signing marks the first time in franchise history that a player has re-signed with the Kraken. pic.twitter.com/2RHQsEUYyX
McCann is having the best season of his career with the expansion Kraken. In 50 games, he has 21 goals and 12 assists. The goals already set a career-high and the points are just two off his career-best. McCann leads the Kraken in goals and points in their inaugural season.
There was some thought that Seattle could trade McCann by the March 21 deadline to help a playoff team with depth down the middle, but this signing proves they believe he will be a big part of their future. That being said, the Kraken will make several trades by the deadline as players such as defensemen Vince Dunn and Mark Giordano are expected to find new homes.
Seattle travels to Toronto on Tuesday to take on the Maple Leafs. The Kraken are -108 (+1.5) on the puck line and +220 on the money line with an over/under of 6.5 (over/-104, under/-118) versus the Leafs. You can find the lines and props for this game and all others at the FanDuel Sportsbook.