Kraken reportedly sign D Adam Larsson to four-year, $16M deal
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson (6) skates against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome.  Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Kraken reportedly sign defenseman Adam Larsson to four-year, $16 million contract

The NHL expansion draft is finally here, and while we won't know the Seattle Kraken's full roster until Wednesday night, some of their picks are already being leaked. 

According to TSN's Frank Seravalli, Seattle plans to select Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson and Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak in Wednesday's draft. 

Both defensemen are set to become unrestricted free agents later this month, but the Kraken are reportedly closing in on deals for both players. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Seattle is signing Larsson to a four-year, $16 million deal. 

Terms of a deal for Oleksiak aren't yet clear. 

Larsson, 28, has spent the last five years of his career with the Oilers after beginning his career with the New Jersey Devils. The former fourth-overall pick notched four goals and six assists in 56 games last season. 

The Swedish blueliner, considered a defensive defenseman, has tallied 25 goals and 112 assists in 603 games over his 10-year career. 

It's no surprise Larsson plans to sign with Seattle. Oilers general manager Ken Holland told The Athletic last Friday that there was a "real possibility" Larsson wanted to explore the open market. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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