The Calgary Flames have made the first ever trade with the Seattle Kraken as they acquired Tyler Pitlick today for a 2022 4th round pick.
Pitlick was selected by the Kraken in yesterday’s expansion draft from the Arizona Coyotes. Pitlick spent the past season with the Coyotes, putting up six goals and 11 points in 38 games for the team. He previously had 20 points in 63 games with the Flyers and has also played for the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers in his career.
Pitlick carries a $1.75M cap hit with one more season on his contract. It doesn’t sound like Seattle retained any money in the deal.
Pitlick mainly comes in as a defensive winger for the bottom six, but did face a very high level of competition last year and fared decently well. He can play some PK as well, but seems to fit in as a replacement to Joakim Nordstrom who left to Russia.
Tyler Pitlick, reported to be the first ever former Kraken, is a low-event defensive winger who played big tough minutes for Arizona last season. #CofRed pic.twitter.com/2vC79jrh9Q— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 22, 2021