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Ken Holland has dipped into a familiar well to add to his staff, hiring two former Detroit Red Wings staffers to join the Oilers scouting department.
How things can change in one year. Last July, we were talking about Ty Rattie being a breakout candidate on Connor McDavid’s wing. Fast forward a year and Rattie is headed to the KHL.
The Edmonton Oilers 8th overall draft pick will play next season in the Swedish Hockey League, according to Swedish outlet Hockey Sverige. The article, published on July 5, quoted Skellefteå GM Erik Forssell who said he would be playing next season there.
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This shouldn’t come as a major surprise, but the Oilers have already inked their 2019 top pick Philip Broberg to an entry-level deal.
The Oilers had a fairly quiet first day of free agency on Canada Day, but don’t expect Ken Holland is packing it up for the summer just yet. There are still holes on the Oilers’ roster, particularly up front, left to fill with players who fall through the cracks.
Ken Holland is diving into the bargain bin, adding a familiar face in Tomas Jurco to a one-year contract. The deal will apparently be a shade over the league minimum at $750k.
The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed F Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract. According to OilersNation’s Jason Gregor, the deal will see him paid $1.2-million annually.
The Edmonton Oilers re-signed F Alex Chiasson Monday to a two-year, $2.15-million contract, according to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. Chiasson joined the Oilers last year on a one-year, league minimum $650,000 contract and had a career season.
The Edmonton Oilers have made yesterday’s news official announcing the club signed 37-year-old goaltender Mike Smith to a one-year, $2-million contract. Smith joins the Oilers after spending the last two seasons with the Calgary Flames.
According to our own Jason Gregor, the Edmonton Oilers have signed forward, Markus Granlund, to a one-year contract.