Edmonton Oilers

Oilers have reportedly avoided salary arbitration with Joey LaLeggia
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The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly avoided salary arbitration with Joey LaLeggia, as the two sides agreed to a one-year, two-way deal that would pay him $700,000 at the NHL level. LaLeggia was Edmonton’s fifth-round pick in 2012, but after three years in the AHL he still hasn’t suited up in an NHL game yet. The […]

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Former Oilers forward Anton Lander signs in KHL
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It was reported back in May that former Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Lander could be on his way to Russia to play in the KHL. Ak Bars agrees to terms with Anton Lander on a 2-year deal. A second-round pick by the team in 2009, Lander spent the past six seasons playing in the Oilers […]

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After Florida buyout, Jokinen signs with Oilers
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Just six days after Florida bought him out of his contract, Jokinen has signed a one-year deal with the Oilers, the club announced on Friday. Jokinen had one of the best years of his career in ’15-16, scoring 18 goals and 60 points in 81 games. The Oilers are also probably hoping Jokinen can be […]

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McDavid contract time? Oilers to host ‘major news’ press conference today
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The Edmonton Oilers will host a “major news” press conference at 3 p.m ET today at Rogers Place. The speculation is that they’ll announce Connor McDavid has signed a contract extension. McDavid, 20, still has a year left on his entry-level deal, but he became eligible to sign an extension on July 1.

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Oilers sign star Connor McDavid to 8-year, $100 million deal
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The Edmonton Oilers paid a huge price to lock up superstar captain Connor McDavid. The Oilers said Wednesday that the team and McDavid have agreed to an eight-year, $100 million extension. ''It easily could have been a lot higher in value and shorter in term,'' Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli said.

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Draisaitl and other key situations for Oilers’ future with McDavid locked up
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It might not look like it with that $100 million price tag, but the Edmonton Oilers got a bargain in landing Connor McDavid‘s prime years for $12.5 million per season. Once that became official, questions naturally pivoted to RFA Leon Draisaitl, and reasonably so. Also reasonably, Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli deflected questions regarding those negotiations.

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20-year-old Connor McDavid asked for less money in his new $100 million contract so the Oilers could build a better team around him
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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid signed one of the richest contracts in NHL history and helped his team at the same time. On Wednesday, the Oilers signed the 20-year-old McDavid to an eight-year, $100 million contract, coming to an average of $12.5 million per year, the highest average salary in NHL history. "Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli […]

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Connor McDavid felt guilty, took less on massive new Oilers contract
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Connor McDavid is a team player. A really, really rich team player, but a team player nonetheless. The Edmonton Oilers and their young star announced an eight-year, $100 million contract on Wednesday, with an average annual value of $12.5 million. That

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McDavid signs eight-year extension with Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers have signed captain Connor McDavid to a $100 million, eight-year contract extension that will make the 20-year-old phenom the highest valued player in the National Hockey League. McDavid, who has one year left on his entry-level contract, agreed to an extension that will pay him an average of $12.5 million per season, […]

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Connor McDavid signs monster extension, now comes the hard part…
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Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski reacts to the 8-year, $100 million contract extension signed by forward Connor McDavid with the Edmonton Oilers.

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McDavid signs 8-year extension with Oilers, will have highest cap hit in NHL history
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Connor McDavid has signed an eight-year, $100 million contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. When the deal kicks in after next season, the average annual value on his deal will be $12.5 million — the highest cap hit in NHL history. “This may be one of the largest contracts ever given in the NHL, but […]

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PHT Morning Skate: The best remaining free agents on the market
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Benoit Pouliot‘s contract with the Sabres is much better than his last one with the Oilers. –The New York Post’s Larry Brooks believes that the current salary cap structure in the NHL punishes teams, like Edmonton, that have drafted impact players. –Caps head coach Barry Trotz appreciates the fact that NHL head coaches always wear […]

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