Oilers re-sign Ryan McLeod
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Oilers re-sign Ryan McLeod

The 23 year old is poised for a breakout season.



The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly re-signed RFA forward Ryan McLeod to a new two year contract ahead of his salary arbitration hearing.

Oilers insider Ryan Rishaug reports that McLeod's new deal is for two years and comes with a salary just above "2 million."

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The 23 year old McLeod is coming off a solid season, potting 11 goals and 23 points in just 57 games for the Oilers in 2022-23 campaign. He looks like a player ready to take a step next season but this new deal gives him some breathing room to develop his all around game over the next two seasons before needing to worry about his contract.

UPDATE: The Oilers have now confirmed the deal. The salary comes in at $2.1 million per season for the next two years.

More from the Oilers' official press release announcement:

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers and forward Ryan McLeod have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with an average annual value (AAV) of $2.1 million.

The 23-year-old skated in 57 games during the 2022-23 campaign, recording 11 goals and 12 assists for a career-high 23 points. He added another five assists in 12 playoff appearances.

The Mississauga, Ont. native also chipped in with 40 hits, 23 takeaways and 20 blocked shots during the regular season while logging an average time on ice of 14:11 per game.

Originally a second-round selection (40th overall) by Edmonton in the 2018 NHL Draft, McLeod has dressed for 138 NHL games over the past three seasons, collecting 20 goals and 25 assists.

- Edmonton Oilers

Source: Ryan Rishaug