Though we already knew neither would be returning to the Oilers next season, Yohann Auvitu and Anton Slepyshev have both officially signed contracts to play in the KHL. Auvitu will join HC Sochi and Slepyshev will join superpower CSKA Moscow.
The Oilers needed to upgrade their roster. So far they’ve added Mikko Koskinen, Tobias Rieder, Kyle Brodziak, and Kevin Gravel. There may be a couple more depth additions, but otherwise this is largely the roster for next season.
The playoffs, draft, and free agency weekend have come and gone and we are now into the fun stuff of the summer. I’ve already covered Connor McDavid’s top ten goals from the past season, as well as Leon Draisaitl’s top five goals. My next countdown? All of Connor’s goal celebrations of course!
Happy Canada Day long weekend, Nation! I hope you’re all using your day off to be as productive as you want to be, and if you’re working today then I recommend that you tell your boss your old pal Baggedmilk has declared that naps be mandatory from between 1-4pm. Getting back to business, it’s mailbag…