As the Kraken anticipate their upcoming second NHL year and the inaugural season of the American Hockey League-affiliate Coachella Valley Firebirds, Seattle general manager Ron Francis announced Monday the team re-signed forward Max McCormick.

The Kraken re-signed the unrestricted free agent to a two-way NHL/AHL contract that pays $762,500 average annual value (AAV) at the NHL level and a different amount for AHL play. McCormick, 30, appeared in 10 games with the Kraken this season and logged 13 goals and 16 assists in 46 games with AHL-affiliate Charlotte.