The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Joakim Nygard to a one-year extension, the club announced Tuesday.
According to PuckPedia, Nygard will make $875k on his new deal — roughly $50k less than his previous deal.
The #LetsGoOilers re-sign 27 y/o LW Joakim Nygard to 1 yr $875K Extension. Was on 1 yr $925K Cap Hit Entry Level Deal & Set for UFA.
-3G 9P in 33GP
-46% GF%, 54% DFF, 44% Corsi
-Scored 1.34 Points/60
-Rep'd by Matt Keator of WINhttps://t.co/iQKIbLcqcw
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) February 11, 2020
Nygard, 27, was signed by the club this past offseason to a one-year deal. Currently out rehabilitating a broken hand, Nygard has scored three goals and six assists in 33 games for the Oilers this year.
A bottom-six option for the Oilers, Nygard has brought with him a strong mix of speed and forechecking ability that has seen him effective in a checking line role.
He’s mixed in a bit of offense for the Oilers, too, despite only playing just under 11 minutes a night. Analytically, Nygard has posted below-average 5v5 possession numbers (44.88 CF%) and a strong expected goals rate at 53.28%.
Nygard’s most common linemate this year has been Riley Sheahan, who he’s played 122 5v5 minutes with.
Details of the contract have yet to be announced.
On Twitter: @zjlaing
Nygard's possession numbers aren't great, but he's second among Oilers forwards in xGF% (53.28) and offers up great isolated impacts. Something something small sample size, but worth keeping him around for another year. pic.twitter.com/HfHS2XqVBZ
— zach laing (@zjlaing) February 11, 2020