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Ryan Donato signs one-year contract with Kraken

Mar 19, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Kraken forward Ryan Donato (9) is pictured before a game against the Detroit Red Wings at Climate Pledge Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Kraken re-signed free agent forward Ryan Donato to a one-year, $1.2 million contract on Wednesday.

Donato, 26, recorded career-high totals in goals (16), assists (15), points (31) and games played (74) last season. He scored the first goal in franchise history in the Kraken’s Oct. 12 season opener versus the Vegas Golden Knights.

“Ryan elevated his game last season and we’re happy to have him return to the Kraken,” Seattle general manager Ron Francis said. “He completed a career year and will hopefully eclipse that in 2022-23.”

Donato has 108 points (51 goals, 57 assists) in 254 career games with the Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks and Kraken. He was selected by the Bruins in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

He is the son of former NHL player Ted Donato.

–Field Level Media