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Horcoff agrees to three-year deal

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers

Horcoff scores the game-winning goal in triple overtime of Game 3 against San Jose.

The Edmonton Oilers and centre Shawn Horcoff have agreed to a three-year contract.

With the deal, the Oilers and the 61", 204 pound forward from Castlegar, British Columbia have avoided arbitration.

  • View Horcoff's bio and career statistics

  • The Oilers third choice in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Horcoff is coming off his most productive NHL season in 2005-06. The 27-year-old forward almost doubled his previous single-season scoring totals as he established career highs in goals, assists and points with 22-51-73 in 79 games to finish as the Oilers second leading scorer.

  • SOUND CLIP: Oilers assistant GM Scott Howson comments on the signing, as well as the status of negotiations with Hemsky, Lupul and Stoll.

  • Horcoffs 51 assists placed him second on the Oilers roster and he was third in goals, reaching the 20-goal milestone for the first time. He was also second in penalty minutes with a career-high 85.

    He led the Oilers with five game-winning goals, including one in overtime, and had three powerplay and three shorthanded goals. Along with his three shorthanded goals, he added three shorthanded assists to finish the season tied for eighth place in the NHL in shorthanded points.

    The five-year NHL veteran was also instrumental in Edmontons Oilers Stanley Cup Playoff run that saw the Oilers advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since the 1989-90 season. In 24 playoff games, Horcoff scored 7-12-19 with 12 PIM to finish second on the Oilers scoring list and tied for fourth in the NHL post-season scoring race. Scoring points in 15 of 24 games, he was involved in five of the Oilers 15 playoff victories, scoring two game winners and adding three game-winning assists.

    Through his first five seasons with the Oilers, Horcoff has scored 66-118-184 with 241 PIM in 347 career games.
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