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Oilers sign Khaira

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract extension

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract extension.

Khaira, 22, appeared in 10 games with the Oilers in 2016-17, posting one goal, two penalty minutes and a plus one rating. In 25 career NHL games he has recorded three points (1G, 2A) and 15 penalty minutes.

Khaira became the third player of Punjabi Indian descent to score a goal in the NHL, after Robin Bawa and half-French, half-Indian Manny Malhotra.

The Surrey, British Columbia native also registered 20 points (8G, 12A), 31 penalty minutes and a plus four rating in 27 games this season with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

The 6'3", 214-pound forward has accumulated 57 points (22G, 35A) and 164 penalty minutes in 133 career AHL games.

Khaira was selected by Edmonton in the 3rd round, 63rd overall in the 2012 NHL Draft.

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