The Avalanche have traded a fourth-round draft pick in 2023 to the Seattle Kraken for defenseman Kurtis MacDermid.

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MacDermid, 27, is a 6’5, 233 lb blueliner that plays with a physical edge. In 2021, MacDermid appeared in 28 games for the Los Angeles Kings, recording two goals and four points.

He carries a cap hit of $875,000 and is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season.

MacDermid was selected by Seattle from the Kings in the expansion draft last week. In 118 career games with L.A., MacDermid has recorded 17 points and a whopping 151 penalty minutes.

Aarif Deen
 is our Colorado Avalanche beat reporter. He covers Avs games live from Ball Arena and attends practices, media availabilities and other events pertaining to the Avs on the daily beat. He is also a co-host of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche podcast. Deen joined Mile High Sports upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Before Mile High Sports, Deen worked for the Michigan Wolverines Athletics Department as the assistant sports information director.

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