The Kraken have taken care of one of their pending free agents, announcing the re-signing of defenseman Gustav Olofsson to a one-year, two-way deal. PuckPedia reports (Twitter link) that the deal pays $750K in the NHL and $275K in the minors, a small raise from the $200K AHL salary he had this past season.
The 27-year-old signed with Seattle as a Group Six UFA last summer after spending the previous three seasons in Montreal’s system. Olofsson was brought in to give the Kraken some recallable depth in case injuries arise although he was never called upon. Instead, he played in 41 games with AHL Charlotte, picking up two goals and seven assists.
Olofsson will need to pass through waivers to return to the minors next season where Seattle’s new AHL affiliate, the Coachella Valley Firebirds, will debut. Having cleared on the wire in each of the last four seasons, that should happen once again in training camp. With 59 career NHL appearances under his belt between Montreal and Minnesota, Olofsson will be a useful depth piece once again.