Oilers re-sign defenceman Ethan Bear to two-year, $4M contract

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear (74). (Jason Franson/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed defenceman Ethan Bear to a two-year deal worth $4 million, the team announced.

The 23-year-old, who was a restricted free agent, will earn $1.5 million in the first year and $2.5 million in the second year.

He'll remain an RFA upon expiry — two years from unrestricted free agency — with arbitration rights, as PuckPedia reported.

Bear had five goals and 21 points in 71 games for Edmonton last season, his first full campaign in the NHL. The Regina, Sask., native was a fifth-round selection by the Oilers back in 2015.

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