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Oilers sign Scrivens to two-year extension

Monday, 03.03.2014 / 1:50 PM / News


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Oilers sign Scrivens to two-year extension
The Edmonton Oilers signed goaltender Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract extension Monday.

The Edmonton Oilers signed goaltender Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract extension Monday.

Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports it's worth $2.3 million per season.

Scrivens was traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Los Angeles Kings in the offseason in the Jonathan Bernier trade. The Oilers acquired him in mid-January for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

"It's a great opportunity. Now the real work begins," said Scrivens, an Alberta native. "It's great to be here in Edmonton playing at home."

Scrivens is 10-9-4 this season in 26 games for the Kings and Oilers. He leads the NHL with a .934 save percentage and is third with a 2.02 goals-against average and four shutouts.

"I'm comfortable here. I made a decision that's best for me career-wise and family-wise," he said. "I'm extremely excited."

In his third start for the Oilers, Scrivens set an NHL record for saves in a shutout with 59 against the San Jose Sharks.

"He's done a great job," captain Andrew Ference said. "It's good for him and good for us."

Scrivens, 27, has a career record of 21-23-6 with a 2.49 GAA, .921 save percentage and six shutouts.

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