Edmonton Oilers transactions

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2020-11-04
re-signed D William Lagesson to a two-year, $1.45 million contract.
2020-11-04
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2020-11-02
signed RW Dominik Kahun to a one-year, $975,000 contract
2020-11-02
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2020-10-10
signed G Mike Smith to a one-year, $2 million contract.
2020-10-10
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2020-10-10
signed D Tyson Barrie to a one-year, $3.75 million contract.
2020-10-10
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2020-10-09
signed RW Tyler Ennis to a one-year, $1 million contract.
2020-10-09
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2020-10-09
signed C Seth Griffith to a two-year, two-way contract.
2020-10-09
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2020-10-09
signed G Anton Forsberg to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
2020-10-09
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2020-10-09
signed C Alan Quine to a one-year, $750,000 contract.
2020-10-09
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2020-10-09
signed C Kyle Turris to a two-year, $3.3 million contract.
2020-10-09
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2020-10-08
assigned G Olivier Rodrigue to Graz99ers (Austria).
2020-10-08
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2020-10-07
TRADE ANALYSIS
The San Jose Sharks acquired 2020 third round pick (#76) from the Edmonton Oilers for 2020 fourth round pick (#100) and 2020 fifth round pick (#126)
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2020-10-07
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2020-10-07
assigned RW Jesse Puljujarvi to Karpat Oulu (Finland).
2020-10-07
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2020-10-07
(Jesse Puljujarvi) signed RW Jesse Puljujarv to a two-year, $2.35 million contract extension.
2020-10-07
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2020-10-02
assigned RW Adam Cracknell to Esbjerg Energy (Denmark).
2020-10-02
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2020-09-23
assigned RW Patrick Russell to Rungsted Seier Capital (Denmark).
2020-09-23
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2020-09-21
assigned LW Tyler Benson to GCK Lions (Sweden).
2020-09-21
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2020-09-18
assigned C Cooper Marody to Dornbirn Bulldogs (Austria).
2020-09-18
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2020-09-10
signed RW Adam Cracknell to a one-year, two-way contract.
2020-09-10
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2020-09-08
assigned C Gaetan Haas to SC Bern (Switzerland).
2020-09-08
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2020-09-08
assigned D Evan Bouchard to Sodertalje SK (Sweden).
2020-09-08
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2020-09-05
assigned C Ryan McLeod to EV Zug (Switzerland).
2020-09-05
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2020-08-31
signed RW Patrick Russell to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension.
2020-08-31
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2020-08-26
announced D Mike Green has retired.
2020-08-26
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2020-08-21
assigned LW Joakim Nygard to Farjestad BK (Sweden).
2020-08-21
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2020-08-20
assigned D Philip Broberg to Skelleftea AIK (Sweden).
2020-08-20
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2020-08-03
assigned RW Kirill Maksimov to CSKA Moskow (KHL).
2020-08-03
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2020-08-01
assigned D Markus Niemelainen to Assat Pori (Finland).
2020-08-01
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2020-07-26
assigned G Dylan Wells to Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-07-26
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2020-07-26
assigned G Olivier Rodrigue to Moncton (QMJHL).
2020-07-26
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2020-07-21
assigned D Theodor Lennstrom to Frolunda HC (Sweden).
2020-07-21
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2020-07-12
recalled G Olivier Rodrigue from Moncton (QMJHL).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-12
recalled G Stuart Skinner from Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-12
recalled G Dylan Wells from Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-12
recalled D Evan Bouchard from Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-12
recalled D Philip Broberg from Skelleftea AIK (Sweden).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-12
recalled D William Lagesson from Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-12
recalled LW Tyler Benson from Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-12
recalled C Cooper Marody from Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-12
recalled C Ryan McLeod from Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-07-12
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2020-07-11
announced D Mike Green has been granted a leave of absence.
2020-07-11
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2020-07-09
activated LW Joakim Nygard from injured reserve.
2020-07-09
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2020-05-01
signed D Filip Berglund to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2020-05-01
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2020-04-30
signed D Markus Niemelainen to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2020-04-30
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2020-04-29
signed D Theodor Lennstrom to a one-year, entry-level contract.
2020-04-29
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2020-04-28
signed C Gaetan Haas to a one-year, $915,000 contract extension.
2020-04-28
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2020-03-21
signed C Raphael Lavoie to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2020-03-21
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2020-03-07
assigned D William Lagesson to Bakersfield (AHL).
2020-03-07
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2020-03-07
activated D Oscar Klefbom from injured reserve.
2020-03-07
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2020-03-06
signed RW Josh Archibald to a two-year, $3 million contract extension.
2020-03-06
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2020-03-03
activated LW James Neal from injured reserve.
2020-03-03

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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