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RELEASE: Oilers extend Kris Russell

Edmonton has signed defenceman Kris Russell to a one-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season with an AAV of $1.25 million

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a one-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season worth an average annual value (AAV) of $1.25 million.

Russell, 33, appeared in 55 games with the Oilers last season, posting 9 assists, 14 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating. He also played in four games in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound blueliner has appeared in 846 career NHL games over 13 seasons with Columbus, St. Louis, Calgary, Dallas and Edmonton, registering 236 points (46 goals, 190 assists), 259 penalty minutes and a -5 plus/minus rating. Russell has also recorded 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists), 24 penalty minutes and a -4 plus/minus rating in 53 career playoff games.

He originally joined the Oilers for the 2016-17 season as an unrestricted free agent.

Video: EDM@VGK: Russell fires point shot in off the post

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Mike Smith

Edmonton opts to bring back the veteran netminder on a one-year, $2 million contract

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EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Mike Smith on a one-year, $2 million contract.

The 38-year-old played for Edmonton during the 2019-20 season, posting a 19-12-6 record with a 2.95 goals-against average and .902 save percentage.

Smith has appeared in 610 career NHL games with a 2.71 GAA and .911 save percentage.

Video: FREE AGENCY | Mike Smith 10.10.20

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Tyson Barrie

Defenceman headed to Edmonton on a one-year contract, has scored 346 points in 554 career games with Colorado and Toronto

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Oilers free agency coverage is presented by the Team Rogers Community Draft

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent defenceman Tyson Barrie on a one-year, $3.75 million contract.

The 29-year-old has scored 80 goals and 266 assists in 554 career games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche, the latter who selected him 64th overall at the 2009 NHL Draft.

The Victoria native's career-best season came in 2018-19 with Colorado as he tallied 14 goals and 45 assists in 78 games. He had five goals and 34 assists in 70 games with Toronto last season.

Barrie has also scored one goal and 13 assists in 26 post-season games.

Video: FREE AGENCY | Tyson Barrie 10.10.20

 

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Tyler Ennis

Edmonton native inks one-year contract, scored two goals and two assists in nine games after trade from Ottawa

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Oilers free agency coverage is presented by the Team Rogers Community Draft

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Tyler Ennis.

The deal carries an average annual value of $1 million.

The 31-year-old scored two goals and two assists in nine games after the trade to his hometown team at the 2019-20 deadline, followed by two points in three playoff games against Chicago.

Ennis has scored 133 goals and 180 assists in 613 career regular season games, as well as four goals and eight assists in 22 career playoff games.

Video: FREE AGENCY | Tyler Ennis 10.09.20

 

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Forsberg, Quine, Griffith

Edmonton adds a goaltender and a forward on one-year contracts as well as another forward on a two-year, two-way deal

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers free agency coverage is presented by the Team Rogers Community Draft

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with goaltender Anton Forsberg and forward Alan Quine, as well as a two-year, two-way contract with forward Seth Griffith.

Forsberg's contract carries an average annual value of $700,000, Quine's carries an AAV of $750,000, and Griffth's carries an AAV of $725,000 at the NHL level.

Forsberg, 27, had a 15-9-2 record with a 2.95 goals-against average and .905 save percentage with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers in 2019-20, in addition to appearing in three games with Carolina. He's played 48 career NHL games.

Quine, 27, scored 14 goals and 32 assists in 38 games with the AHL's Stockton Heat in 2019-20, in addition to scoring one goal in nine games with Calgary. He has 10 goals and 18 assists in 106 career NHL games.

Griffith, 27, scored 21 goals and 20 assists in 58 games with the AHL's Manitoba Moose in 2019-20. He has eight goals and 11 assists in 79 career NHL games.

Video: FREE AGENCY | Ken Holland 10.09.20

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Kyle Turris

Veteran centreman inks two-year contract, scored 9 goals and 22 assists in 62 games with Nashville in 2019-20

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers free agency coverage is presented by the Team Rogers Community Draft

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season with forward Kyle Turris.

The contract is worth $3.3 million, carrying an average annual value of $1.65 million. 

The 31-year-old centreman has scored 165 goals and 251 assists in 726 career NHL games, including nine goals and 22 assists in 62 games with the Nashville Predators in 2019-20.

Video: FREE AGENCY | Kyle Turris 10.09.20

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RELEASE: Oilers loan Rodrigue to Graz99ers

Goalie prospect will compete in the Austrian Hockey League during the 2020-21 season

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have loaned goaltender Olivier Rodrigue to the Graz99ers of the Austrian Hockey League for the 2020-21 season.

The 62nd-overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft recorded a 2.32 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 39 games with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL during the 2019-20 season.

Rodrigue was also part of Hockey Canada's gold-medal team at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, serving as their third netminder behind Nico Daws and Joel Hofer.

The 20-year-old also back-stopped Canada to a gold medal at the 2017 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with a miniscule 1.00 goals-against average and stellar .942 save percentage in four games.

Fellow Oilers prospect Cooper Marody is also playing in Austria for the Dornbirn Bulldogs.

Video: FUTURE WATCH | Reliable Rodrigue 02.12.20

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Puljujarvi to two-year contract

Edmonton's first-round pick in 2016 will return to the NHL, currently playing for Karpat in Finland's Liiga

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have signed forward Jesse Puljujarvi to a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season with an average annual value of $1.175 million.

The 22-year-old Finnish winger was Edmonton's first-round selection, fourth overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft and is currently playing for Karpat in Finland's Liiga, with whom he's scored one goal in two games.

Puljujarvi scored 53 points (24 goals, 29 assists) in 56 games with Karpat last season and has 37 points (17 goals, 20 assists) in 139 career NHL games with Edmonton.

He also has 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 53 AHL games with the Bakersfield Condors.

Puljujarvi has been loaned to Karpat for the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

Video: STL@EDM: Puljujarvi one-times a shot past Allen

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RELEASE: Oilers loan Cracknell to Esbjerg Energy

Recently-signed forward will start the 2020-21 season in Denmark's top hockey league

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have loaned forward Adam Cracknell to the Esbjerg Energy of Denmark's Metal Ligaen for the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

The 35-year-old signed a one-year, two-way contract with Edmonton on Sept. 10 after spending the 2019-20 season with Kunlun Red Star of the KHL. Cracknell scored 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) with 16 penalty minutes and a +1 plus-minus rating in 52 games with the Chinese squad, also serving as an alternate captain.

The 6-foot-3, 209-pound forward has played in 210 NHL games over nine seasons (with St. Louis, Columbus, Vancouver, Edmonton, Dallas, New York Rangers and Anaheim), posting 43 points (21 goals, 22 assists), 46 penalty minutes and a +3 plus-minus rating.

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RELEASE: Oilers loan Russell to Rungsted Seier Capital

Forward will start the 2020-21 season in Denmark's national hockey league Metal Ligaen

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have loaned forward Patrick Russell to Rungsted Seier Capital of Denmark's Metal Ligaen for the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

The 27-year-old winger, who signed a one-year contract extension on Aug. 31, recorded five assists in 45 games during the 2019-20 season and has played 51 total NHL games so far in his career.

The native of Holte, Denmark had a breakout season in the American Hockey League in 2018-19, scoring 18 goals and 22 assists in 51 games as a member of the Bakersfield Condors.

Video: RAW | P. Russell 08.31.20

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