Larsson secured a four-year, $16 million contract from Seattle on Wednesday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Despite reportedly receiving an identical offer from Edmonton, Larsson will instead join the newly-minted Kraken as the Expansion Draft selection from the Oilers. While not exactly an offensive powerhouse given he's reached the 20-point mark just twice in his 10-year career, Larsson should rack up plenty of hits and blocks and could offer decent value in formats that value defensive stats.
Larsson posted an assist, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 4-3 triple overtime loss to the Jets in Game 4. Larsson logged 39:00 of ice time as the Oilers essentially played a full game's worth of time rotating only their top two defensive pairings. The 28-year-old Larsson had two helpers, nine hits and seven blocked shots in the Oilers' abbreviated four-game playoff run. The 28-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but it's believed the blueliner could land a new contract to stay in Edmonton before he would hit the open market.
Larsson posted an assist and three blocked shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets in Game 3. Larsson's shot attempt was deflected by Jujhar Khaira for the Oilers' fourth goal at 4:43 of the third period. The 28-year-old Larsson has contributed an assist, seven hits and five blocked shots in three playoff outings. The Swede was more of a defensive presence in the regular season -- he had 10 points, 166 hits, 128 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in 56 contests.
Larsson scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver. Larsson opened the scoring 12:45 into the game, one-timing a Connor McDavid feed at the point for his fourth goal of the year. It ended up being the only offense for the Oilers in their regular-season finale, and the goal snapped Larsson's personal 24-game goal drought dating back to mid-March. Larsson has enjoyed a tremendous season defensively, chipping in with 10 points and 24 PIM in 56 games.
Larsson provided an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-1 win over the Jets. Larsson set up Alex Chiasson for the opening tally at 16:22 of the first period. The 28-year-old Larsson had gone nine contests without a point. The Swede is up to nine points, 41 shots on net, 142 hits and 116 blocked shots as a defensive presence in the Oilers' top four.
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