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.
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.”
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.
Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announced that his club has extended qualifying offers to the following RFA’s: Devan Dubnyk, Sam Gagner, Linus Omark, Theo Peckham, Jeff Petry, Alex Plante and Chris VandeVelde.
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“The Edmonton Oilers are so proud to select, from the Sarnia Sting, Nail Yakupov.”
Tambellini kept it short and simple, didn’t get booed, and surprised of the people that were watching the 2012 NHL Draft.
Oscar Klefbom, selected 19th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 Draft, has signed with the Oilers. Earlier this week, the young defenceman tacked his name onto a three-year, entry-level deal.
Craig MacTavish has officially been named the Oilers’ Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations. After spending eight seasons coaching the Oilers, he was dismissed in 2009 and spent last season coaching the Vancouver Canucks’ farm team, the Chicago Wolves. Their record was 42-27-7, leading them to third in the Eastern Conference.
This morning, the Oilers Twitter announced that Kevin Lowe and Steve Tambellini have reached an agreement on a new contract for the Oilers GM.
“Three years ago we asked Steve to begin a rebuild which we all know hasn’t been easy. However, Oilers fans can take some consolation in the fact that Steve and his staff have acquired some amazing talent which will most definitely be the cornerstone to future sustained success for the Edmonton Oilers.” Says Lowe.
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