The Edmonton Oilers and defenseman Justin Schultz avoided salary arbitration Wednesday when they agreed to a one-year contract.
Financial terms were not released, but Sportsnet reported Schultz will make $3.9 million this season.
"It gives me another year to prove what I've got and hopefully that turns into a long-term deal in Edmonton," Schultz said in comments tweeted by the Oilers.
Schultz and the Oilers were scheduled for a team-elected arbitration hearing July 24.
Schultz, 25, had six goals and 25 assists in 81 games for the Oilers last season. He has 25 goals and 66 assists in 203 NHL games, all with Edmonton.