Grading Kraken Trades After the NHL Trade Deadline

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EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 28: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers battles against Jeremy Lauzon #55 of the Seattle Kraken during the second period in a preseason game at Rogers Place on September 28, 2021 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)

Kraken Trade Victories

  • Jarnkrok to the Flames – B

Seattle was able to take full advantage of Calle Jarnkrok playing some of his best hockey. He is on pace to break his career highs in goals, assists, and points. The Kraken was able to get three draft picks in exchange for a player on an expiring contract, which is a win for a young franchise. Seattle surely found Jarnkrok valuable, but now get a solid return for a veteran that may not have returned.

  • Lauzon to the Predators – A-

Jeremy Lauzon played the most NHL games of his career in his first campaign with the Kraken. He played in 53 games for Seattle, and has already debuted with his third franchise in Nashville. He played to a career-worst minus-9 rating and led Seattle by a significant margin with 67 penalty minutes. Seattle’s ability to get a second-round pick for the 24-year-old looks like a big win.

  • Johansson to the Capitals – B+

Marcus Johansson was very valuable for Seattle, but his trade return makes this a big win for the Kraken. The 31-year-old gained Seattle two draft picks, as well as forward Daniel Sprong. The two forwards have been similarly productive this season, with the major difference being Johansson’s minus-22 rating. Still just 25 years old, Sprong has a chance to make a significant impact in Seattle.

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