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Kyle Turris Signs Two-Year Deal with Oilers

Kyle Turris has signed a two-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers during NHL free agency.

The Edmonton Oilers announced they have signed forward Kyle Turris to a two-year contract on Friday and in the first hour of NHL free agency. This deal comes just days after Turris was bought out by the Nashville Predators. According to the report, the Turris deal is worth $1.65 million per season for two years.

Turris is already earning $2 million from the Predators in each of the next eight years, so this deal represents a yearly earnings for $3.65 million per year. Turris was on the Oilers radar and in the rumor mill immediately following his buyout. The Oilers were looking to fill a hole in the third-line center. The Oilers will take a chance and hoping he can redeem himself after a poor season in Nashville.

Turris, 31, was what the Predators received in that infamous three-way Matt Duchene deal.

Turris didn’t fit in Nashville’s system. In short, the coach’s style didn’t necessarily fit the player’s style. But Turris has familiarity with coach Dave Tippett and he thinks a more cerebral game that should fit Turris better. And, that he’ll play behind Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will take a lot of the pressure off.

Turris was very good in Ottawa and he’ll provide some depth offense He’s good on the power play where the Oilers are already strong. There’s not a lot of risk in this signing.

The Oilers have also signed Alan Quine according to Darren Dreger of TSN. Quine will earn $750K on a one-year deal.

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