Oilers ink Jujhar Khaira to two-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers' Jujhar Khaira (54) has signed an extension with the team. (Codie McLachlan/CP)

EDMONTON — 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-1 rating. In 25 career NHL games he has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 15 penalty minutes

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

The Surrey, B.C. native also registered 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists), 31 penalty minutes and a plus four rating in 27 games this season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

The six-foot-three, 214-pound forward was selected by Edmonton in the third round, 63rd overall in the 2012 NHL draft.

June 16, 2017

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Jujhar Khaira
Left Wing
AGE: 22
LENGTH:
2 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT:
N/A
TOTAL:
N/A