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Seattle Kraken signed Ryan Donato (1 Year / $750,000 AAV)

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Sep 12 at 7:38
#1
Ryan Donato has signed a new contract with the Seattle Kraken.
STANDARD CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Seattle KrakenSeattle Kraken
VALUE: $750,000
C.H.% : 0.92
SIGNING DATE: September 12, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22$750,000$750,000$0$0$750,000$750,000$750,000
TOTAL$750,000$750,000$0$0$750,000$750,000$750,000
Sep 12 at 7:41
#2
TAMPA SUCKS
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the man, the myth, the legend


should have gone first overall in 2014
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Sep 12 at 7:42
#3
oilsince95
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Could get an interesting offensive chance while Gourde is out. Perfect low risk signing for a team that will need offensive threats to emerge.
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Sep 12 at 7:42
#4
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Nice low-risk signing for the Kraken
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Sep 12 at 7:44
#5
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rly wish the leafs got this guy
Sep 12 at 7:48
#6
Oui non grille-pain
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I still believe in Donato. I hope he kills it with SEA, though I might be setting myself up for disappointment once more...
Sep 12 at 7:50
#7
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Could easily see him potting 15-20 goals this year. Expansion teams often have guys like Donato break out
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Sep 12 at 7:50
#8
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How were more teams not in on this?

I wish cbj was. I still see a lot of potential for a very good 3rs liner there
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Sep 12 at 7:50
#9
Its Tru-deau
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There nothing wrong with this in a vacuum but Seattle is going to lose at least one good player to waivers.
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Sep 12 at 7:57
#10
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The signing is fine but they are just actively going out and making a mess of their roster with so many guys needing waivers, they will lose guys they could of flipped for picks or actually used those picks for good assets instead of those questionable selections

Such a weird mix of moves by Seattle,
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Sep 12 at 7:59
#11
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He's overrated on this website, and this might push a more important player out - but its hard to deny that this is a no risk signing.
Sep 12 at 8:00
#12
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Pizza.
Sep 12 at 8:07
#13
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They better start dealing some forwards if they don't want to lose them on waivers.
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Sep 12 at 8:13
#14
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I’m really rooting for this guy, this is the 4th team he’s going to be on and he’s only 25. He obviously has skill but just can’t seem to find a team to settle with long term
Sep 12 at 10:14
#15
I make Articals.
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Steal.
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Sep 12 at 10:53
#16
Goodbye, CapFriendly
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He has the tools to be an okay middle-6 guy but his skating and inconsistency holds him back. He really struggled toward the end of the season with San Jose, but let's see what he can do with Seattle.
Sep 12 at 11:28
#17
Drank the Seider
Joined: Jul 2021
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Surprised he couldn’t get more than league minimum, but that just means it’s a good value signing by the Kraken. Hopefully he finds a stable spot in the crowded forward group in Seattle.
Sep 13 at 12:16
#18
You know nothing JS
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Low risk, low reward.

4th team in 3 years.

Seattle is really searching for pennies in the couch's cracks.
Sep 13 at 12:31
#19
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Donato is seriously underrated. When given the chance, he can be a really good depth player who also happens to be crazy good on the powerplay when its suitable. Not sure how Seattle is planning on running it, but this could have a really good return for them.
Sep 13 at 12:52
#20
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Quoting: SevenLeg
They better start dealing some forwards if they don't want to lose them on waivers.


Every year people worry about this with [insert team with too many players] at [insert position] and it almost never happens. Two or three players at most, usually goalies, get snapped up during the pre-season roster crunch to get down to 23. Best waiver add in past few years has been Rudolph Balcers, which kudos to the Sharks, isn’t saying much.

The thing is, teams would then usually have to waive a player of their own (or take away a spot from a waiver exempt player who needs ice time in the NHL). What 14th best forward or 8th best defenceman on any team would YOU pick up on the waiver wire knowing you have to drop another player off your roster?
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Sep 13 at 2:39
#21
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Jake DeBrusk...The next Ryan Donato.
Sep 13 at 7:14
#22
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Quoting: rebecca
Every year people worry about this with [insert team with too many players] at [insert position] and it almost never happens. Two or three players at most, usually goalies, get snapped up during the pre-season roster crunch to get down to 23. Best waiver add in past few years has been Rudolph Balcers, which kudos to the Sharks, isn’t saying much.

The thing is, teams would then usually have to waive a player of their own (or take away a spot from a waiver exempt player who needs ice time in the NHL). What 14th best forward or 8th best defenceman on any team would YOU pick up on the waiver wire knowing you have to drop another player off your roster?


Seattle is slightly different because they already had a too large roster right after the Expansion Draft, with only Joey Daccord being waivers eligible. As an expansion roster they have pieces that were enticing enough to be selected. As an example, if Kole Lind is put on waivers, I bet Vancouver would be one of the teams interested in bringing him back.
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Sep 13 at 7:36
#23
v5 CBJ GM
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Quoting: SevenLeg
They better start dealing some forwards if they don't want to lose them on waivers.


Same with D’s Cholowksi, Borgen, Cale Fleury are all extras and waiver eligible
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Sep 13 at 7:36
#24
v5 CBJ GM
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I guess Depth, Donato has the offensive skill but his defense is lacking and he’s turnover prone
Sep 13 at 9:38
#25
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Wow, cheap
 
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