Oilers, Darnell Nurse agree to terms on new contract

Gene Principe and Mark Spector discuss the Edmonton Oilers signing Darnell Nurse.

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defencemen on Monday.

The agreement with the restricted free agent is worth US$3.2 million per season.

The 23-year-old Nurse led Edmonton blue liners in 2017-18 with six goals and 20 assists in 82 games.

Nurse had said he wouldn’t participate in training camp without a new contract.

The two-year “bridge deal” will keep Nurse in Edmonton until the team can free up some cap space and potentially sign him to a contract worth more money or for a longer term.

It’s a similar type of deal to the two-year, $6.3-million contract the Winnipeg Jets and defenceman Josh Morrissey agreed to on Sunday.

The Oilers opened their pre-season Monday night in Calgary against the Flames.

Nurse’s contract leaves five unsigned restricted free agents on the market, including Toronto Maple Leafs winger William Nylander.

September 17, 2018


Darnell Nurse

Edmonton Oilers
2 yrs
$3.2 million
$6.4 million

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