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."

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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.