Multiple reports indicate the Seattle Kraken have selected Colin Blackwell from the New York Rangers. However; per Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic, he may still be a Blueshirt with a trade in the works.
Colin Blackwell signed a two-year deal worth $750,000 per year. The 28 year-old forward scored 12 goals and 22 points in 47 games last season and proved to be versatile playing 4th line minutes when needed. Although small at 5-9, Blackwell is a tenacious forechecker with speed who views every shift as if it could be his last.
The Rangers surely enjoyed Blackwell’s play on the second line but he was also effective as a 4th liner. He was also a leader for Team USA at the World Championships in Latvia this summer helping them capture Bronze.