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Oilers Sign Warren Foegele to 3-Yr Contract Extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed the newly-acquired Warren Foegele to a three-year contract extension with an AAV of $2.75 million.

After acquiring the forward in a trade for defenseman Ethan Bear, the Edmonton Oilers have quickly taken care of a contract extension for Warren Foegele. The Oilers have signed the newly-acquired left-winger Warren Foegele to a three-year contract extension with an AAV of $2.75 million.

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Foegele was acquired in a string of moves by general manager Ken Holland on the opening day of NHL free agency. Holland signed Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci and because he had too many defenseman of similar style and ability, he flipped Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes for Foegele.

Foegele is a hard-nosed, speedy winger that should provide some great depth on the Oilers left side. He could prove to be a top-six forward and the Oilers are hoping he becomes a bargain at this price, potting 15 or more goals per season and bringing a well-rounded game on special teams. He has an opportunity to play 15+ mins a game in Edmonton in a top-nine role and has three straight seasons of double-digit goals. His willingness to drive the net will make him a fan favorite.

Fans in Edmonton will probably come around on the Bear-for-Foegele trade. Once they see him play, it should lessen the sting of losing a popular player like Bear from the roster. Bear, by the way, has said in interviews since his departure that a trade was probably best and that he might have had trouble returning to the team considering the way last season ended and the remarks made towards him by some of the Oilers fan base.

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