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RELEASE: Oilers sign Nygard to one-year contract extension

Swedish forward has scored three goals, six assists in 33 games during his first NHL season

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EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed Joakim Nygard to a one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

Nygard, 27, is in his first NHL season with the Oilers, and has posted nine points (3G, 6A) in 33 games, eight penalty minutes and an even plus-minus rating. He made his Oilers debut on Oct. 2 vs. Vancouver, and scored his first career NHL goal in his second NHL game, on Oct. 5 vs. Los Angeles.

The 6-foot-0, 179-pound forward signed with the Oilers as an undrafted free agent on May 24, 2019, after seven seasons in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), all with Farjestad BK. Nygard ranked second in the SHL with 21 goals in 2018-19.

A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Nygard has also appeared in 18 games with the Swedish national team, including 11 games in 2018-19, posting five points (3G, 2A), six penalty minutes and an even plus-minus rating.

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