The Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi have come to terms on a two year deal that will see him paid 900K in 2020-21 and 1.475MM in 2021-22 for an AAV of 1.175MM.
It’s a fantastic deal for both sides.
It seems like forever since Puljujarvi’s last game in the NHL, because it was a long time ago. We’ve covered how I feel about Puljujarvi’s time in the NHL at least sixty times, but hats off to Ken Holland for getting this deal done. A year in Liiga saw him develop in a big way, and we can only hope that it rubs off back in Edmonton. What once was “not a fit” two years ago is now a fit for two years.
I’m pleasantly surprised that the deal is for an extra year. Depending on how things go, Puljujarvi could be a legitimate option to play on the top line. With the lack of depth on the right wing (and barring any major moves), the club almost has to count on it.
Happy with this. Good for Puljujarvi, and good for the Oilers.