After spending the first 10 years of his NHL career in St. Louis, forward Jaden Schwartz is about to start life in a new home.
According to The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford, Schwartz will leave the Blues as a UFA and is expected to sign with the Kraken once free agency opens up on Wednesday afternoon. Terms of the deal are unknown at this point.
Schwartz, a five-time 50-point winger with a career-best of 63 back in 2014-15, is coming off of a disappointing campaign that saw him score just eight goals and 21 points in 40 games, with nothing to show for in four playoff games.
Still, when healthy and playing well, Schwartz has a proven track record when it come to putting up points. For a team that doesn't have a lot of offensive firepower right now, the Kraken are getting a good top-six option that should be motivated to prove he can be a big-time performer again.