Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) August 12, 2014
Some news from Oilers land this morning, the team and their newest first round selection, Leon Draisaitl have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract. The dollars were not realeased but the last three players taken third overall - Jonathan Drouin, Alex Galchenyuk, and Jonathan Huberdeau - all signed identical deals with a base salary of $925k and bonuses of up to $2.3M, it's probably safe to assume Draisaitl's deal is in the same range.
I'm still holding out hope that the Oilers will find anther option for the second line centre position but I'm not expecting much. And if the team doesn't fill that position with someone from the outside then there is almost no doubt in my mind that Draisaitl will be here beyond game nine next fall. There is something wonderful about the Oilers getting rid of Sam Gagner - a player dropped into the NHL deep end at 18 - and replacing him with another 18 year-old. I'm sure it'll be different this time around.