Big loss for the Seattle Kraken as Brandon Tanev out for season (ACL)

The Seattle Kraken confirmed Monday that forward Brandon Tanev will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Tanev, who turns 30 on Friday, sustained the knee injury during a Dec. 18 home loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

He finishes the season with 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 30 games.

Tanev injury tough loss for Kraken

Nov 11, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Kraken left wing Brandon Tanev (13) during the third period at Climate Pledge Arena. Anaheim defeated Seattle 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle selected Tanev from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Expansion Draft in July. He is in the third year of a six-year, $21 million deal signed in July 2019.

Tanev has 107 points (51 goals, 56 assists) in 325 career games with the Winnipeg Jets (2016-19), Penguins (2019-21) and Kraken.

The loss for the Seattle Kraken can’t be understated since Tanev was considered a fan favorite. What he brought to the ice will be missed the most.

“[Little details] and energy and the emotion that he brings to our team, not only on the ice, but on the bench as well,” Kraken coach Dave Hakstol praised Tanev earlier this season. “Those things are extremely important.”

–Field Level Media