SCRIVENS SIGNS TWO YEAR DEAL

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The Oilers have signed Ben Scrivens to a two-year extension worth a total of $4.6 million.

Scrivens will be at $2.3 million cap hit, and It will be interesting to see who the Oilers sign to battle/platoon with him next season.

Scrivens still leads the NHL in SV% amongst goalies who have started more than 20 games. Scrivens has a .934SV% split between Edmonton (.940) and LA (.931).

He is in his 4th season as a pro.

He split his first year between the ECHL (13 games) and the AHL (33). The next two years he was in Toronto, 61 games in the AHL with the Marlies and 32 games with the Maple Leafs.

This is his first season where he has spent all his time in the NHL and he has put up great numbers.

I’ve read and heard many suggest he is a career backup, but I think that might be a tad premature to say. He has improved every season, and each year he has played more games in the NHL and his SV% has improved during each campaign.

This is a great contract for the Oilers. Scrivens should be extremely motivated to earn the starting job, and his price point could make him one of the best bargains in the NHL if he wins the job.

I don’t see a negative with this signing. What are your thoughts?

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  • T__Bone88

    You know what would be funny.

    Trading away Bryz for whatever you can get, be it some form of pick or whatever and them claiming Dubnyk on waivers. We’re paying half of his salary already and he may as well sit around as our backup for the rest of the year until he hits free agency.

    It’d be glorious, really. Traded him away for a piece sorely needed, get him back for free to be a backup in exchange for a goaltender we don’t really want/who likely doesn’t want to resign for yet another asset in return. Asset management++.

    Won’t happen though, this management’s far too incompetent to do that. Oh, okay, I won’t put it entirely on them – nobody probably wants Bryz either.

  • Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)

    I predicted the money right on this one. Was hoping for a three year term. Oh well good luck Ben! Hopefully the oilers straighten everything out next season.

  • O.C.

    This was probably mentioned already but only about an hour after the Scrivens signing was announced, Dubnyk was place on waivers. I’d say that Mactavish had a good day when he essentially dealt Dubnyk and a 3rd rounder for Scrivens and Hendricks. Good for Scrivens and if he is our starter then he will be a bargain at 2.3 per season. Good deal, we didn’t overpay for a short sample size and the term is just right.