It’s true. Edmonton Oilers right-winger Jordan Eberle has signed a six-year, thirty-six million dollar deal. For those of you who aren’t that good at math, or think that banana is spelled ‘bananna’, that averages out to six million a year. In a perfect world, at least. Just a week and a bit after fellow teammate-and-best-friend Taylor Hall signed his seven-year, forty-two million dollar contract, Eberle has his name on a deal that locks him down along with Hall as two of the Oilers core.
If you ask me, the fact that a rookie who’s first two seasons, while great stats-wise, were both cut short due to injury can get his name on a 42 million-dollar contract is quite impressive. 20-year-old Taylor Hall has got himself a deal that has him sticking around in Edmonton for the next seven years. I say this because Edmonton has more of a tendency to actually keep their long-term contract guys than say, Philadelphia – where if Hall was signing a similar deal he’d probably already know where he was going in February.
He’s excited as can be about the deal; Hall’s looking forward to the rest of the – wait for it – rebuild to take place during his time in Edmonton.
First-overall NHL Draft pick Nail Yakupov is well on his way to becoming a real solid part of the Edmonton Oilers organization. His brand-spankin’-new three-year, entry-level contract is set up to earn him 925,000 dollars a year with a nice little cap hit of 3.755 million dollars.
“I’m pretty excited,” he said. “I can’t wait to meet the guys, meet the team and start practicing. I’m very, very excited.”
Salary arbitration: It’s not an Oilers thing.
Not since Jason Smith went that far back in 2002.
Sam Gagner was yet another Oiler who avoided his hearing when he signed a one-year, 3.2 million-dollar contract just minutes before the start time.
When it comes to Theo Peckham’s career, saying last season was a bit of a disappointment would be somewhat of an understatement.
So would be saying that was only somewhat of an understatement.
However, after a season salted with injuries and peppered with trips to the press box, Peckham has been invited back for another year. He’s recently signed his name to a one-year, 1.075 million-dollar contract just like the one he put his name on last offseason.
Goaltender Devan Dubnyk and defenceman Jeff Petry have both been signed to two-year contracts by the Edmonton Oilers.
Dubnyk’s two-year deal has an annual average value of $3.5 million dollars; Petry’s AAV is $1.75 million.
Back in 1994, the Edmonton Oilers selected Ryan Smyth 6th overall in the Draft. Since then, he’s also laced ‘em up for the Islanders, Avs and Kings, but has now decided to remain with the Oilers for a while longer.
Everybody wanted him, we got him. 21-year-old defenseman Justin Schultz was one of the most sought-after free agents coming into the NHL this season; now he’s decided to come to Edmonton on a two year, entry level contract that’s worth $925,000. The signing bonus will be $92,500 and his bonuses can get him a cap hit of $3.755 million US dollars.
Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini has decided on a new head coach to replace former bench boss Tom Renney. Ralph Krueger, the former Associate Head Coach under Renney, has been bumped up to Head Coach.