Oilers re-sign Gilbert Brule to a two-year contract

By , July 27, 2010 5:45 pm

The Oilers continue their string of good off-season decisions..

The Oilers continue their string of good off-season decisions..


The Edmonton Oilers avoided an arbitration hearing with Gilbert Brule, as they signed him to a 2-year contract reportedly worth $1.85M per year.

Per Edmonton Oilers official e-mail:

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with centre Gilbert Brule on a two-year contract.

Brule, 23, had 37 points (17G, 20A) in 65 games with the Oilers. He finished fourth in team scoring, second in goals and tied for first in game-wining goals with three.

This leaves the Oilers with over $12M of cap space, with 1 guy left to fill out a 23 man roster (thanks to gr8one for the correction noting that I was looking at the wrong year at first!). *thumbs up* Of course they will sign Gagner to a decent contract (my guess is around the $2.5M mark) and they also need a decision on Cogliano. But still, our cap situation is much better than it’s been before. So no more begging for change, Katz.

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