With Iiro Pakarinen's name on a new one-year deal the Oilers were left with decisions regarding five restricted free agents. In the end the team decided to send a qualify offer to just one of the five: David Musil. Adam Clendening, Luke Gazdic, Kale Kessy, and Niklas Lundstrom did not receive qualifying offers and will now become unrestricted free agents.
David Musil was drafted by the Oilers in 2011, with the first selection of the second round. To date he has played only a handful of games in the NHL - four during the 2014/15 season - and spent all of last season, his third season as a professional, playing in Bakersfield with the Condors where he scored three goals (a new career high) and added 11 assists in 67 games. Games played, his scoring totals, penalty minutes, and even plus/minus were almost a mirror image of the year before.
Last season Musil's NHL salary was $832,500 meaning that the qualifying offer sent to him would be worth 105% of that amount, or $874,125.