The Oilers have signed winger Benoit Pouliot to a five-year deal.
“Edmonton was really interested in me and I was interested in them,” Pouliot said on TSN. “It didn’t take long to get the deal done.”
Pouliot, 27, spent last season with the Eastern Conference Champion New York Rangers and scored 36 points (15-21-36) in 80 games. In the playoffs, Pouliot added 10 points (5-5-10) in 25 games.
Pouliot was the fourth overall pick in 2005. He has played 371 career regular season games in the NHL with 160 points (76-84-160).