The Kraken announced its first player on Wednesday, marking a milestone day for both the franchise and 21-year-old center Luke Henman. As team captain and leading scorer, Henman is in the midst of an overtime-heavy playoff series for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the Quebec Major Juniors Hockey League.
"I am super-excited and honored," said Henman Monday night by phone after scoring two game-tying goals earlier in the day, before an eventual overtime loss to Victoriaville knotting the second-round QMJHL series at one game apiece. "I have a belief in my game. My main focus will be to put in the work to get better."
Henman first realized agreeing to terms as the Kraken's first player and prospect was looking possible following his team's victory in the opening game of the series Saturday.