Oilers and Nuge agree to 7 year extension

By , September 19, 2013 2:12 pm

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has announced that the Oilers and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have agreed to terms on a contract extension keeping him in Oiler blue for another 7 years at $6,000,000 per season.

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4 Responses to “Oilers and Nuge agree to 7 year extension”

  1. Steve-O says:

    Wonder why not 8?

  2. Racki says:

    Does 7 keep him rfa? Only reason I could see

  3. Alan-NottsUK says:

    7 buys 3 UFA years. And as for why not 8 I think it is so the ‘kids’ contracts extensions end in consecutive years.

    I believe they now end Eberle, then Hall then RNH, I’d expect Yak to get the exact same deal as Nuge. It means no more than one big player to deal with per year.

    Also I think this will turn into an absolute steal by the end of the first year.

    Last season Nuge played the hardest minutes of any Oiler, and the team actually outshot the other team when he was on the ice, and he also ended up being a plus player. All that on a bum shoulder.

    Now it’s fixed I think his shooting % will go up a fair bit from the 5% he shot last year so his point total should go up to, wouldn’t be surprised at all if he gets between 60-70 points this season while being solid defensively and despite missing a few games early on and having no exhibition games.

  4. Racki says:

    Yah I read somewhere that Eberle expires, then Hall, then Nuge, as you noted Alan, but also what’s great is Eberle will be 28 at the end of his deal, and Hall and Nuge will be 27. Still will be good years left in them. And yeah, I suspect they’ll have Yak signed long term too. I’m content with this, even though I’m not really a fan of long deals. But at the same time, Giroux (and soon to be Subban) is a good example of what can happen with a bridge contract. You may get a couple years for cheap, but then when that contract is done, you gotta really pay.

    The Oilers are in a position now where they will need that savings down the road, not right now.

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