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Edmonton Oilers Sign RFA Defenseman William Lagesson

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman William Lagesson on a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season!

Leaving only restricted free agent Ethan Bear left on the Oilers roster of free agents left to sign the Edmonton Oilers took care of some business on Wednesday and inked William Lagesson to a new two-year contract. It’s a $725K NHL level two-way deal the for defenseman, in the first year and a one-way in 2021-22.

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A fourth-round pick of the Oilers back in 2014, Lagesson is playing with HC Vita Hasten in Sweden while he waits for the start of the 2020-21. He’s been getting a bit of attention in Sweden’s second-tier. He’s scored nine points in eleven games and the Oilers have hopes he might be able to compete for a regular spot on the NHL roster next season.

Lagesson said, “I feel ready to take that step and to be able to take a regular place.” He seems to be approaching next season with a ton of confidence.

Up to this point, he’s yet to cement himself a spot on the roster and has moved back and forth between the AHL for Bakersfield — where he scored 3 goals and 7 assists in 25 games (0.4 points/game) — and the Oilers.

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