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Oilers Off-Season Movement Tracker

Follow along for the Oilers additions and subtractions throughout the summer

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

Here are the updates on all the Oilers moves this offseason, including additions and subtractions.

Oilers Group 2 Free Agents: Leon Draisaitl (signed), Joey Laleggia (signed), Dillon Simpson (signed), Bogdan Yakimov (signed in KHL; Oilers retain rights)

Oilers Group 3 Free Agents: David Desharnais (to NYR), Andrew Ference, Justin Fontaine, Mark Fraser, Jonas Gustavsson (to Sweden), Matt Hendricks

Group 6 Free Agents: Jordan Oesterle (to CHI), Tyler Pitlick (to DAL)

Other UFAs: Benoit Pouliot (to BUF), Anton Lander (to KHL), Eetu Laurikainen (to Finland), David Musil, Zach Pochiro, Jere Sallinen (to Sweden), Henrik Samuelsson

ADDITIONS:

  • Oilers signed F Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extensions on August 16 >> READ

  • Oilers signed F Kailer Yamamoto to a three-year entry-level contract on August 10 >> READ

  • Oilers signed D Dillon Simpson to a one-year deal on July 16 >> READ

  • Oilers signed D/F Joey Laleggia to a one-year deal on July 13 >> READ

  • Oilers signed D Yohann Auvitu to a one-year contract on July 10. >> READ

  • Oilers signed F Jussi Jokinen to a one-year contract on July 7. >> READ

  • Oilers signed Connor McDavid to an eight-year contract extension on July 5. >> READ

  • Oilers signed F Brad Malone to a two-year contract on July 3. >> READ

  • On July 1, the Edmonton Oilers signed forward Mitch Callahan and defenceman Ryan Stanton to two-year contracts. They also signed forwards Grayson Downing, Brian Ferlin and Ty Rattie, as well as defenceman Keegan Lowe and goaltender Edward Pasquale to one-year contracts. >> READ

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Oilers sign Yamamoto

The Edmonton Oilers have signed 2017 first round selection Kailer Yamamoto to a three-year entry level contract

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed 2017 first round selection Kailer Yamamoto to a three-year entry level contract.

FEATURE: Oilers get lucky and get their man at 22

Yamamoto, picked 22nd overall, appeared in 65 games with the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Spokane Chiefs last season, posting 99 points (42G, 57A), 46 penalty minutes and a plus 14 rating. He was also named to the 2016-17 WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team.

The 5'8", 153-pound forward has appeared in 190 career WHL games, accumulating 227 points (84G, 143A) and 130 penalty minutes. He has also played in 12 playoff games, recording 10 points (3G, 7A) and 16 penalty minutes.

 

The Spokane, Washington native has represented his country several times internationally, most recently at the 2016 U18 World Championship. He also played at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2015 World Under-17 Challenge.

This summer, Yamamoto attended the Oilers 2017 Development Camp in Jasper, Alberta and played for Team USA at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan.

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Oilers sign Simpson

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Dillon Simpson to a one-year contract

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Dillon Simpson to a one-year contract.

Simpson, 24, appeared in 53 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors last season, recording 11 points (3G, 8A) and 26 penalty minutes.

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Andrew Ference announces retirement

Former Oilers captain Andrew Ference announces his retirement after 16 seasons

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrew Ference has announced his retirement from professional hockey after 16 seasons in the National Hockey League.

Ference, 38, spent the past four seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, where he served as captain from 2013-2015. He appeared in 147 games and recorded 32 points (6G, 26A) and 108 penalty minutes with the orange and blue.

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BLOG: Oilers sign Laleggia

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Joey Laleggia to a one-year contract

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers have signed Joey Laleggia to a one-year contract.

The University of Denver alumnus has spent the past three seasons in the American Hockey League.

Last season with the Bakersfield Condors, Laleggia posted AHL career highs in games played (67), goals (20) and points (38) serving as both a defenceman and left winger.

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Oilers sign Auvitu

The Oilers have signed defenceman Yohann Auvitu

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Yohann Auvitu to a one-year contract.

Auvitu, 27, appeared in 25 games with the New Jersey Devils last season, recording four points (2G, 2A) and two penalty minutes.

The 5'11", 191-pound blueliner also played in 29 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Albany Devils in 2016-17, posting 13 points (5G, 8A) and two penalty minutes.

A native of Ivry-sur-Seine, France, Auvitu spent six seasons in the Finnish Elite Leauge (SM-liiga) prior to 2016-17, appearing in 216 games and registering 57 points (19G, 38A).

Auvitu has also represented his country several times internationally, most recently at the 2017 World Hockey Championship. He has represented France in eight World Hockey Championships (2010-2017), as well as three times at the World Junior Hockey Championships (2007, 2008 and 2009).

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Oilers sign Jokinen

The Oilers have signed forward Jussi Jokinen to a one-year contract

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Jussi Jokinen to a one-year contract.

Jokinen, 34, played with the Florida Panthers in 2016-17, serving as an alternate captain and posting 28 points (11G, 17A) and 39 penalty minutes in 69 games.

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BLOG: Oilers sign McDavid

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

Video: 1-on-1 | Connor McDavid

 The Edmonton Oilers have signed Connor McDavid to an eight-year contract extension with an AAV of $12.5 million, the club announced today. The new contract kicks in beginning 2018-19, as he is currently in the final year of his entry-level contract.

McDavid, 20, is coming off an extremely productive sophomore season, in which the centre compiled a league-leading 100 points (30-70-100).

In addition to his Art Ross Trophy win, after leading the League in points, McDavid was also given the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL's most outstanding player and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the MVP.

McDavid, taken first overall in 2015, has 148 points (46-102-148) in 127 NHL games. In 13 playoff games last season, McDavid scored five goals and added four assists.

On October 5, 2016, McDavid was named the 15th captain in franchise history, and became the youngest captain in NHL history.

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Oilers sign McDavid to eight-year extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed their captain to an eight-year contract extension, the club announced

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed the National Hockey League's 2016-17 Most Valuable Player and team captain Connor McDavid to an eight-year contract extension. McDavid's new contract will commence in 2018-19, as he is currently in the final year of his entry-level contract.

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Oilers sign Malone

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Brad Malone to a two-year contract

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Brad Malone to a two-year contract.

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