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Seattle Kraken Sign Jagger Firkus

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The Seattle Kraken have agreed to terms on a contract with one of their top prospects. Per a team release, Jagger Firkus has signed an entry-level contract with the club. The three-year agreement will begin next season and run through the 2025-26 season and comes with an annual cap hit of $950k.


The 18-year-old winger was a second-round pick of the Kraken in the 2022 NHL Draft. He scored 36 goals and 80 points in 66 games in 2021-22 for the Moose Jaw Warriors before being selected by the Kraken.


This season, he bumped those numbers up to 40 goals and 88 points in 66 games and helped the Warriors push the Saskatoon Blades to seven games in their second round series by scoring ten goals and 21 points in just ten WHL Playoff games.


Having only begun play in the NHL in 2021, the Kraken do not have a deep crop of prospects at their disposal, but Firkus is certainly among their best. He is a skilled offensive winger who can stickhandle in tight spaces, create offence for teammates with a creative pass and can also beat a goalie clean with a laser wrist shot. He looks to be a potential top six winger for the Kraken in the future.


That could take some time though, as Firkus is still eligible to return to Junior next season as a 19 year old. That is probably the case, which could slide this entry-level contract ahead another year and have it begin in the 2024-25 season which would be his first full pro season.


The Kraken are leading the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in their first round series right now, and while the Warriors season is over and Firkus is eligible to join the team, that seems unlikely at this point and the timing of this contract is more about his Junior season ending and having time to focus on negotiating and not the Kraken looking for extra bodies in their current playoff run.

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