The Oilers have signed Stuart Skinner to a two year extension.
Skinner’s new deal is a two-way contract for two years. I’m a little surprised that his second year isn’t one way given Edmonton’s relatively unknown goaltender situation after this year, but that’s the way it shakes out. It’s a deal for 750K at the NHL level for each year.
Skinner got his first taste of NHL action this past season when he made his debut against Ottawa in late January. His debut was the tail end of a back-to-back set against the Ottawa Senators after Mikko Koskinen started the first ten games of the season. Skinner turned aside 33 shots to pick up the W, an 8-5 finish.
With a fresh two year extension, Skinner will look to have a lights out AHL campaign with the Bakersfield Condors in 2021-22. Skinner was between the pipes for 31 of 39 games this past season, he put together a .914 SV% with a 20-9-1 record and two shutouts. Skinner’s SV% was third in the AHL among goalies that played 20 or more games this past season.
Skinner will be 23 in November, the Oilers would love to see Skinner anchor at least another season like he just did. Another solid season in 2021-22 could have him seeing some some NHL time before too long.