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BLOG: Oilers sign Mike Smith to one-year contract

The 37-year-old netminder posted a 23-16-2 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 42 games last season with the Calgary Flames

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Mike Smith to a one-year contract.

Smith, 37, appeared in 42 games last season with the Calgary Flames, posting a 23-16-2 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and .898 save percentage. The keeper also registered two shutouts.

"[Head Coach] Dave Tippett and Mike were together in Dallas," Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Ken Holland said Monday. "He's a very, very competitive guy who can handle the puck. He's a motivated athlete. We talked to him a couple of times this week, so we feel good about our tandem in goal."

Smith also appeared in five postseason matches with the Flames in '18-19, registering a 3.20 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.

"Obviously in Smith and Koskinen, we think we've got two goaltenders that we can create competition," Holland said. "Both are hard workers, both are really competitive, we believe they're going to push one another and play well and allow us to have goaltending as a strength."

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