Cody Hodgson: 2 years, 4.8 million
Mike Weber: 2 years, 2.6 million
Jhonas Enroth: 2 years, 3.6 million
Erik Condra: 1 year, 900,000
TJ Brennan: 1 year, 885,000
Luke Adam: 1 year, 918,750 (QO)
Corey Tropp: 1 year, 735,000 (QO)
Alex Biega: 1 year, 635,250 (QO)
Leopold and Lydman UFA rights are available along with Ville Leino.
- Sean Monahan has signed his ELC. He'll don #12 when he makes his Oilers debut. We believe he can contribute right away, but will be cautious in our approach. We're in a position where we can wait on him, but will let his play in training camp, pre-season, and likely a 9-game NHL stint before we make a decision on him. He's pencilled in as the pivot between Taylor Hall and Nail Yakupov.
- Oilers have used their amnesty buyout on Shawn Horcoff. We thank Shawn for his services as an Oiler, but the drop in the cap and the changing of the guard have altered the landscape. We couldn't pass up an opportunity to clear cap space.
- No decision has been made on the captaincy as of yet.
- Brian Boyle will wear #22 for the Oilers. We want his size and physicality down the middle, but we like his versatility and he might see some shifts on the LW if we can't sign a physical presence through Free Agency.
- In terms of trades, we're looking for a top pairing defenseman. We're dangling a whole bunch of assets and will pay handsomely. For example, EDM 1st '14, Ales Hemsky, Sam Gagner, Magnus Paajarvi, and a whole bunch of prospects (Rieder, Gernat, etc.)
- We'll turn our attention to Free Agency to fill a couple of spots, notably LW on the RNH - Eberle line and shoring up our bottom defense pairing. Filling the positions from within are also possibilities.
Truth be told, I had wanted to trade picks away in this draft for immediate talent.... in doing so though, i ended up with even more picks!! When it comes to "buying lottery tickets" though, quantity doesn't hurt....here's a look at our selections:
9. Andre Burakowsky- My internet crashed before i could make this pick....though this is probably the pick i would have made anyway after Shinkruk went. Possibly the best pure scorer in the draft (sorry MacKinnon fans), we see a future 1st-line winger in Andre....though he also brings a "lunch pail attitude to every shift" as ISS points out, so even if his offense falls short he won't be restricted to the "Top 6 or Bust" category of other high-end scorers. A sure-fire NHLer
MY GRADE: 8.0B
39. William Carrier- As Soli pointed out, is tearing it up in the Q (which i have the opportunity to see much more of out here than the O and the W). I imagine his numbers are a tad misleading (as offense generally is in the more higher-scoring of the junior leagues)...but still looks like a solid Top 6 canadite. Great physical development for his age and does show flashes of leadership on the ice that may go under the radar.
MY GRADE: 7.5C
69. Anton Slypshev- A true high-risk high-reward prospect. If he pans out (and more importantly comes over), he's a Top 5 talent that's an absolute STEAL in the 3rd round. Given that 3rd round picks are a crapshoot to begin with, it was a risk we felt worth taking. Had this guy slated to go later in round 3, but people seemed o have a read on my prospect list Was glad he was one of the ones I got.
MY GRADE: 8.0D
71. Sven Andgrehetti- Like Slyphsev, passed over last year in a move that surprised a lot of people. Like Carrier, also tearing it up in the Q this year. Could be a 1st round-talent if his skillset can transfer over to the next level
MY GRADE: 7.0D
80. Maxime Gravel- Nothing flashy or spectaular about him, just steady in all facets of the game. One of those guys you see becoming a 'jack-of-all-trades' #4/5 D-man....and late in round 3 that's nothing to sneeze at if it comes true.
MY GRADE: 6.5B
101. Dane Fox- Notice a theme?? Next up in the "surprised they didnt get drafted in 2012' list....Dane Fox. Comes very highly-regarded in OHL circles. high-skilled player with character issues.....but heck if Raffi Torres can make it here, why not Dane Fox??
MY GRADE: 6.5C
The Montreal Canadiens have signed recently drafted forward Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Drouin to an entry-level contract. They will both start the year in the NHL as we feel they are NHL ready. Size may be an issue for Drouin but he is already to dominant to return to the juniors.
Nathan Beaulieu and Jarred Tinordi will also start their career in the NHL.
We have also decided to use our amnesty buyout for Scott Gomez. He will become a free agent.
Tomas Kaberle will be placed on waivers. If he isnít claimed, his contract will be loaned to an European team.
In the cheapest deal I can ever remember him signing in one of these games the the Carolina Hurricanes are proud to announce the resigning of Alexander Semin to a 7 year deal worth $52.5M with a full NTC.
I just want to apologize to fellow GMs that I was lacking in actively during this game. Work and school got really busy and something very unexpected happened. I wouldn't have signed up if I knew this was going to happen. I wasn't expecting to be so inactive but I've made some trades and drafted two very good plays and happy to receive the rest. With that said I'm happy to introduce the newest additions to the Calgary Flames Organization.
Introducing from the Edmonton Oil Kings Curtis Lazar.
The Flames have lacked depth down the middle for a long time, now I know this won't be a problem anymore with Lasar,Jankowski and Reinhart. I'm positive Lasar can make an impact with the Flames organization.
Introducing from the Halifax Mooseheads Zachary Fucale.
With Kiprusoffs time coming to an end in Calgary the team needs some hope for a future #1 goaile. There were still options for choosing some skilled players but at 21 I couldn't let a future #1 goaile pass.