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Kassian returns to Oilers with Stanley Cup aspirations

The Oilers signed winger Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension and he has winning a championship on his to-do list

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

Back in his hometown of Windsor, ON, Zack Kassian is working out, soaking in the sun, relaxing on the water and enjoying his beloved motorcycle.

Still can't swim after 5 years but boy he loves being on the water!

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On Sunday, Kassian joined roughly 1,400 fellow motorcyclists in the seventh annual Bob Probert Ride, and helped raise more than $100,000 for cardiac care in memory of the former NHLer.

On Monday, Kassian took the next path in an even more personal journey off the bike. He inked a three-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers.

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BLOG: Clare Drake inducted to Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Clare Drake has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame's Builder Category

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Former Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Clare Drake has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category.

Drake has been a fixture in university hockey in Canada, spending 28 years as head coach of the Alberta Golden Bears, winning six national championships.

"I am truly humbled to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame" said Drake. "As a Canadian university hockey coach, this honour is truly special."

The remaining 2017 inductees are Dave Andreychuk, Danielle Goyette, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Teemu Selanne and Jeremy Jacobs.

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Oilers sign Kassian to extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension. 

Kassian, 26, appeared in 79 games with the Oilers last season, posting 24 points (7G, 17A) and 101 penalty minutes. He also notched three goals and 27 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games.

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BLOG: Oilers sign Kassian

The Oilers have signed Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers have signed winger Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension.

Video: TRUE BLUE | Zack Kassian

Kassian, 26, was acquired by the Oilers in a trade with Montreal on December 28, 2015. Since that trade, Kassian has played in 115 regular season games for the Oilers, scoring 10 goals and adding 22 assists, while logging 215 penalty minutes. In 13 playoff games during the Oilers recent run, Kassian potted three goals.

The right-winger gained additional popularity in the post-season with his impactful physical play and timely goals against the San Jose Sharks in the first round. His three goals this year were his first of his playoff career.

Kassian is a veteran of 313 career games in the NHL - playing for the Oilers, Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. He has also logged 21 games in the playoffs. He has 45 career regular season goals and 98 points.

Kassian was a pending restricted free agent.

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PLAYS OF THE YEAR: Round 4, Game B

In Round 4, Game B, Patrick Maroon's hat trick marker faces David Desharnais' overtime winner

by EdmontonOilers.com Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

Each week during this past season, edmontonoilers.com reviewed all the top goals and saves and put the vote to you the fans for the top play for the week. Those plays are back as the top 32 plays face off in head-to-head competition until a winner is ultimately determined. We will regularly put two plays up against one another and it's up to you to decide which one will advance on to the next round.

In Round 4, Game B, Patrick Maroon's hat trick marker faces David Desharnais' overtime winner.

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WEEKLY RECAP: June 18-24

Don't miss out on any of our off-season content with our EdmontonOilers.com Weekly Recap

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

It was a packed schedule for the Oilers organization in the week that was June 18-24.

The 2017 NHL Awards and Expansion Draft were held Wednesday in Las Vegas while the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago started Friday.

On Thursday, the Oilers acquired forward Ryan Strome from the New York Islanders in exchange for Jordan Eberle. Edmonton also signed defenceman Kris Russell to a four-year contract on Friday.

 

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Edmonton Oilers make seven selections at 2017 NHL Draft

Including one goaltender, two defencemen and four forwards

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers selected a total of seven players on June 23-24 at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago, including one goaltender, two defencemen and four forwards.

The Oilers also completed one trade, sending two draft picks (82nd, 126th) to Arizona in order to obtain the 78th pick in the third round, a pick that was used to select goaltender Stuart Skinner.

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Hometown Oilers trade up for Skinner

The Edmonton Oilers moved up in the third round to take hometown goalie prospect Stuart Skinner

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

CHICAGO, IL - Hearing their name called at the NHL Draft is a dream come true for the young men who converged on the United Center this weekend. Now multiply that feeling by some large amount and you may understand the emotions of Stuart Skinner.

Video: RAW | Stuart Skinner

Not only did the goaltender hear his name called on Saturday in the third round of the 2017 NHL Draft, but it was his hometown Edmonton Oilers doing the calling.

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TALKING POINTS: Bob Green wraps up draft

Read the key quotes from Oilers Director of Player Personnel Bob Green's post-draft media availability

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

Oilers Director of Player Personnel Bob Green met with the media following rounds 2-7 of the 2017 NHL Draft. Here are a few of the quotes from that availability.

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