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Edmonton Oilers make contract offer to Anton Slepyshev

The Edmonton Oilers have made a contract offer to F Anton Slepyshev, the team’s GM Ken Holland said in a media conference call Tuesday.

Drafted by the Oilers in the third round of the 2013 draft, he played in North America between 2015 and 2018 appearing in 102 NHL games scoring 23 points and another 59 AHL games.

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Issued a qualifying offer in 2018, Slepyshev declined and left for the KHL where he’s scored 33 goals and 70 points in 110 games. This past season, in particular, was an excellent one for Slepyshev as he amassed 18 goals and 27 games in 54 games for CSKA Moscow, which works out to an NHLe of around 51 points over a full 82-game campaign.

The Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson reported Tuesday that the offer is believed to be somewhere between $1-million and $1.4-million, which fits in line with some of the discussions we’ve had around here regarding a possible return.

I’ve said it before, but I think around the $1-million mark would be perfect for Slepyshev on a one-year contract. He could theoretically come into Edmonton and fill a bottom-six scoring role for the club.

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SLEPYSHEV’S CAREER SO FAR

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2011-12 Novokuznetsk Metallurg KHL 39 4 3 7 2 -8
2012-13 Novokuznetsk Metallurg KHL 15 3 3 2 -5
2012-13 Ufa Salavat Yulayev KHL 11 4 2 6 2 3 14
2013-14 Ufa Salavat Yulayev KHL 36 3 5 8 4 5 18 2 1 3 6
2014-15 Ufa Salavat Yulayev KHL 58 15 10 25 12 5 2 2
2015-16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 1 1 2 -5
2015-16 Bakersfield Condors AHL 49 13 8 21 28 -11
2016-17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 41 4 6 10 4 5 12 3 3 4
2016-17 Bakersfield Condors AHL 9 3 7 10 6 3
2017-18 Bakersfield Condors AHL 1 2 1
2017-18 Edmonton Oilers NHL 50 6 6 12 8 -4
2018-19 CSKA Moscow KHL 56 15 10 25 20 19 17 3 2 5 8
2019-20 CSKA Moscow KHL 54 18 27 45 43 28 4 2 3 5
NHL Totals 102 10 13 23 14 12 3 3 4
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