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Seattle Kraken sign 1st player in franchise history

The expansion Seattle Kraken signed the first player in franchise history Wednesday after agreeing to terms with free agent center Luke Henman on a three-year entry level contract.

Expansion club signs QMJHL centre Luke Henman to 3-year entry level contract

On Wednesday, the expansion Seattle Kraken signed their first player after coming to terms with centre Luke Henman on a three-year entry level contract (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The expansion Seattle Kraken signed the first player in franchise history Wednesday after agreeing to terms with free agent centre Luke Henman on a three-year entry level contract.

Henman, 21, currently plays for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He will complete the season with the Armada before joining Seattle for its rookie training camp later this year.

Henman had a team-high 43 points in 32 games for the Armada this season, including 16 goals and 27 assists. He has scored six goals in eight playoff games this season.

Henman was originally a fourth-round pick by Carolina in the 2018 NHL draft. He has played the past five seasons with Blainville-Boisbriand.

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