EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent forward Gaëtan Haas to a one-year entry-level contract.
Haas, 27, has just completed his tenth season in the Swiss National League (NLA), and second season with SC Bern. He has appeared in 392 games with SC Bern and EHC Biel-Bienne, posting 192 points (72G, 120A), 104 penalty minutes and a +7 plus-minus rating. Haas has played in 65 playoff games in the NLA, posting 28 points (11G, 17A), 22 penalty minutes and a -16 plus-minus rating.
The 6'0", 181-pound forward posted 38 points (15G, 23A), 14 penalty minutes and a +12 plus-minus rating in 50 games this past season, ranking second in team scoring. He added seven points (4G, 3A) in seven playoff games, as SC Bern captured the NLA Championship.
Haas was named to the NLA Swiss All-Star Team in both 2018 and 2019.
A native of Bonfol, Switzerland, Haas has appeared in 63 games with the national program, including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and four world championships (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). Haas won a silver medal with Switzerland at the 2018 World Hockey Championship in Denmark.
He also represented Switzerland at two world junior hockey championships (2011, 2012) and two world U18 hockey championships (2009, 2010).