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Oilers’ 2024 Free Brokers, Draft Targets, Offseason Information After NHL Ultimate Loss

Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Restricted free agents: Dylan Holloway, Philip Broberg Unrestricted free agents: Connor Brown, Sam Carrick, Warren Foegele, Sam Gagner, Adam Henrique, Mattias Janmark, Corey Perry, Vincent Desharnais, Troy Stecher, Calvin Pickard The Oilers formed their Cup Final team with a bevy of one-year deals and deadline pickups of expiring contracts. Now

Oilers’ 2024 Free Brokers, Draft Targets, Offseason Information After NHL Ultimate Loss

EDMONTON, CANADA - MAY 29: Adam Henrique #19 of the Edmonton Oilers in action during Game Four of the Western Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Dallas Stars at Rogers Place on May 29, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Restricted free brokers: Dylan Holloway, Philip Broberg

Unrestricted free brokers: Connor Brown, Sam Carrick, Warren Foegele, Sam Gagner, Adam Henrique, Mattias Janmark, Corey Perry, Vincent Desharnais, Troy Stecher, Calvin Pickard

The Oilers fashioned their Cup Ultimate workforce with a bevy of one-year offers and deadline pickups of expiring contracts.

Now the workforce might want to resolve which of these gamers will likely be returning to Edmonton subsequent season.

Sam Gagner, a 2007 first-round decide by the Oilers who spent his first seven NHL seasons in Edmonton, returned on a one-year deal this season.

Gagner, who turns 35 in August, instructed Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman through the Western Convention Finals that he needs to play once more subsequent season (h/t OilersNation’s Zach Laing.) He was waived by Edmonton in March and performed a restricted position within the ultimate months of the season, however his league-minimum value could be too inexpensive for the cap-strapped Oilers to move on.

Veteran winger Connor Brown and defenseman Troy Stecher equally completed out their one-year offers with the Oilers. Brown looks like a extra doubtless candidate to re-sign than Stecher, who missed the playoffs after present process ankle surgery.

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Goaltender Calvin Pickard additionally simply accomplished a one-year contract. It could have been Stuart Skinner that led Edmonton via the playoffs, however Pickard established himself as a dependable backup whereas making 23 regular-season appearances in 2023-24, his busiest season since his 2016-17 marketing campaign as a Colorado Avalanche starter.

Adam Henrique is coming into free company for the primary time in his profession. The Oilers may think about re-signing the veteran ahead, acquired in a deadline commerce that additionally despatched pending UFA Sam Carrick to Edmonton, on account of his dependable presence on the penalty kill and face-off dot.

Fellow midseason pickup Corey Perry can be headed into free company. The 39-year-old winger, who joined the Oilers after his contract was terminated by the Chicago Blackhawks, may very well be hoping to ultimately return to the Geese franchise the place he spent the primary 14 seasons of his profession.

Mattias Janmark, who has entered unrestricted free company in every of the final 5 seasons, will as soon as once more be obtainable after ending out his second single-year cope with the Oilers. Janmark’s greatest asset is that he’s a dependable puck-mover on the Oilers’ penalty kill, a speciality that may very well be sufficient to earn him one other spin in Edmonton.

The Oilers had already begun extension talks with pending UFA defenseman Vincent Desharnais earlier than they paused in an effort to deal with the playoffs, Ryan Rishaug reported for TSN. Desharnais appears a probable candidate to return to Edmonton, as The Fourth Period reported that the 2016 seventh-rounder needs to stay round.

Edmonton will be capable of negotiate with a pair of younger RFAs in second-year heart Dylan Holloway and third-year defenseman Philip Broberg. Each are engaged on breaking into full-time NHL roles and can be stable, comparatively low cost additions to subsequent yr’s roster.

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