Victor Ostman playing for the Black Bears
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Seattle Kraken make a huge announcement

Published May 10, 2024 at 2:28 PM

Exciting times are ahead for the Seattle Kraken. The Kraken have bolstered their ranks by acquiring Victor Ostman, a skilled goaltender from the University of Maine Black Bears. The Swedish netminder has inked a two-year deal with the franchise, making an average of 950k each season.

"We are excited to have Victor join our organization after a strong performance over his college career,» said Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis. "Victor adds to our goaltending depth and we look forward to working with him as he continues to develop."

Standing at six feet four inches and weighing 205 lbs, Ostman has been a force to reckon with in collegiate hockey, earning him considerable attention in the NHL. While his debut for the Kraken in the upcoming season seems improbable, Ostman will most likely be earning his stripes in the AHL with the Coachella Valley Firebirds in the Kraken farm system. Here, he will have the opportunity to refine his skills further and familiarise himself with the intensity of professional level play.

Ostman concluded his university tenure with a 35-38-7 record, a .905 save percentage, and a 2.82 goals-against average across 87 games for the Black Bears between 2020-21 and 2023-24. His arrival could be a game-changer for the Kraken, who have already discovered a gem in their current starting goalie, Joey Daccord. Together, they might form a formidable duo that could steer the course of future success.

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