Warren Foegele signed a three-year deal for $ 8.25 million with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. It has an average annual value of $ 2.75 million.
The 25-year-old striker, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired for defender Ethan Bear on July 28 as part of a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.
“At the end of the year, [the Hurricanes and I] I’ve had some honest conversations with each other and you never know what’s going to happen next, but I know that I’m extremely excited to be with the Oilers, ”Foegele said when he was traded.
Foegele scored 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 53 regular season games and two points (one goal, one assist) in 10 Stanley Cup playoff games last season.
“He comes from a really good program,” said Oilers CEO Ken Holland. “In Carolina they have won a lot in the last two or three years; They were a good team in the regular season, they finished in the last four a few years ago. He’s a big, strong guy (6-foot-2,198 pounds), he can skate, he goes on the blue color, he’s reliable. “
Selected by Carolina in the third round (# 67) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Foegele has scored 68 points (35 goals, 33 assists) in 200 NHL games and 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 33 playoff games.
Foegele said he was training with several Oilers in the off-season, including strikers Connor McDavid, Zach Hyman and Devin Shore and defenseman Darnell Nurse.
“It’s definitely exciting to have a few familiar faces once I’m in Edmonton,” said Foegele.