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Oilers sign Draisaitl for 8 years, $68M

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million.

The extension runs through the 2024-25 season, similar to the eight-year, $100-million extension superstar captain Connor McDavid signed with the team in July.

With the signings, the Oilers are banking on McDavid and Draisaitl providing a potent one-two punch for the team as it looks to build on last season's return to the playoffs after a decade of futility.

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Rank Player Pts G A
1 C. McDavid, Edm1003070
2 S. Crosby, Pit894445
3 P. Kane, Chi893455
4 N. Backstrom, Was862363
5 N. Kucherov, TB854045
6 B. Marchand, Bos853946
7 M. Scheifele, Wpg823250
8 L. Draisaitl, Edm772948
9 B. Burns, SJ762947
10 V. Tarasenko, StL753936
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Rank Player GAA
1 S. Bobrovsky, Cls2.06
2 B. Holtby, Was2.07
3 J. Howard, Det2.10
4 P. Budaj, TB2.18
5 J. Gibson, Anh2.22
6 C. Price, Mon2.23
7 T. Rask, Bos2.23
8 D. Dubnyk, Min2.25
9 A. Raanta, NYR2.26
10 C. Anderson, Ott2.28
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