Oilers sign Warren Foegele to three-year contract extension

Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13) handles the puck in front of Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk (74) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The Edmonton Oilers and Warren Foegele have agreed to terms on a three-year, $8.25 million extension, the team announced Saturday. The deal carries an average annual value of $2.75 million.

Foegele, who is coming off a one-year deal that earned him $2.15 million, was acquired earlier this month in a trade that sent defenceman Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes.

In Foegele, the Oilers sought to fill a depth-scoring void that has been a long-standing concern for the team. During his three-season tenure with the Hurricanes, Foegele brought a strong two-way presence to the lineup while also earning a reputation as a strong penalty killer.

The 25-year-old put up his best numbers in 2019-20: 13 goals, 17 assists, 30 points in 68 games.

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