Evander Kane sticks with the Edmonton Oilers

 | July 13, 2022


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The Oilers superstar inked a four-year deal keeping him next to Connor McDavid.

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The Oilers superstar inked a four-year deal keeping him next to Connor McDavid.

The Edmonton Oilers will see Evander Kane stay with the team after signing him to a four-year contract. The terms of the contract will see Kane earn an average of $5.125 a year.

The team allowed Kane to speak with other organizations as well, but Kane decided on the Oilers, which isn’t much of a surprise. He had a lot of success with the team last year and played well with Connor McDavid at the center.

Kane totaled 22 goals and 17 assists in 43 games with Edmonton last season, scoring 13 goals in 15 playoff games.

At the NHL draft last week, Edmonton GM Ken Holland said: “We had tons and tons of talks. We don't have much cap space.” Multiple reports believed that Kane could find a home, provided he received the deal he was looking for. It seems as if he found that with Edmonton.

In a Twitter post, Kane tweeted “I'm back,” he then went on to thank the Oilers for giving him the opportunity "to remind people who I am as a player and a person."

Kane also wrote: “A big part of my decision to stay in Edmonton was because of the opportunity given to me only seven months ago, but also the chance to be a part of a championship team. I want to win and I believe, after signing this deal, we will be able to add the right pieces along with myself to accomplish that goal.”

In a report by PuckPedia, an NHL contract and salary cap tracking site, Kane's contract includes an $11.5m signing bonus and a no-movement clause through Feb. 28, 2025; after that, it's a 16-team no-trade list.

Kane first signed with the Oilers in January after the San Jose Sharks terminated his contract.

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