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Kraken Sign Top Prospect Matty Beniers to ELC

Matty Beniers, the second-overall pick in 2021, has signed a three-year entry level contract to turn pro after completing his sophomore campaign with the University of Michigan.
Matty Beniers

The first pick in Seattle Kraken history has officially signed his first contract.

Matty Beniers, the second-overall pick in 2021, has signed a three-year entry level contract to turn pro after completing his sophomore campaign with the University of Michigan. 

A Hobey Baker finalist as the B1G scoring champion, Beniers' explosive season saw him score 20 goals and 43 points in 37 games. Beniers also played for USA at the short-lived 2022 World Junior Championship and had two points at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in February. 

A product of the US National Team Development Program, Beniers won gold at the 2021 World Junior Championship and bronze at the World Championship as an underaged forward.

Beniers is a dynamic forward that loves to take control of a shift and plays a good defensive game. The Kraken are getting a center that plays a complete game and can be relied upon in any situation asked of him.

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