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Seattle Kraken sign goalie Philipp Grubauer to six-year contract

Jun 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) defends the goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in game six of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) defends the goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in game six of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The expansion Seattle Kraken signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4 million contract on Wednesday.

The deal represents a significant raise for Grubauer, who just completed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Colorado Avalanche.

The Kraken also agreed to terms with forwards Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Wennberg. Schwartz’s deal is five years for $27.5 million, while Wennberg will receive a three-year, $13.5 million pact.

Grubauer, 29, was named as a Vezina Trophy finalist last season after posting a 30-9-1 record with seven shutouts, a 1.95 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 40 games with the Avalanche.

A Stanley Cup champion with the Capitals, Grubauer owns a 109-61-21 record with 18 shutouts, a 2.34 GAA and .920 save percentage in 214 career games with Washington and Colorado.

Schwartz, 29, had 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 40 games with the St. Louis Blues last season. He has 385 points (154 goals, 231 assists) in 560 career games since being selected by the Blues with the 14th overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Wennberg, 26, recorded a career-high 17 goals to go along with 12 assists in 56 games last season with the Florida Panthers. He has 230 points (57 goals, 173 assists) in 471 career games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Panthers.

The Kraken selected three goalies in the expansion draft, including Chris Driedger, who they signed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.

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