The Oilers have extended Cooper Marody for one year. It’s a two-way deal valued at 750K at the NHL level. Marody led the Bakersfield Condors (and the entire AHL) with 21 goals last season. Armed with a one year deal, he’ll be chomping at the bit as Oilers training camp gets underway on September 22nd.
If Marody breaks camp with the Oilers, it will be a giant feather in his cap going forward. If he doesn’t, he would likely be one of the first callups in the event of an injury on the big club.
Marody was arbitration eligible, but opted not to file. Look for Marody in our 2021 edition of the Copper and Blue Top 25 Under 25, which is currently ongoing.
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE
Barring any PTOs, the Oilers are all set to open camp save for one name: Kailer Yamamoto. Yamamoto has not yet signed a deal and is without a contract currently. A RFA who has not yet gained arbitration rights, the Oilers will really want to do what they can to make sure Yamamoto is signed and ready for camp. A first round pick from the 2017 entry draft, Yamamoto is the club’s second best right wing.