McDavid: ‘Awesome to see the support’ from fans

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-07-03

Connor McDavid has had a very busy day. First, he officially signed his first NHL contract, a three-year maximum entry-level deal. The #Oilers have agreed to terms with 2015 first-overall pick @cmcdavid97 on a three-year entry-level contract! pic.twitter.com/D6wBFRcrrU — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 3, 2015 Connor McDavid gets a max entry-level deal: $925,000 (which includes $92,500 signing bonus) in salary; up to $2.85M in performance bonuses. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 3, 2015 Then, he laced up his skates for his first public on-ice appearance at the Oilers’ orientation camp that was open to the public.

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New Era Oilers

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-07-03

  The Edmonton Oilers. The name has taken a whole different meaning in the hockey world. Once regarded as a title that indicated futility and failure, now is met with a feeling of prosperity and hope. The rapid transition that the Edmonton franchise has endured has turned the Oilers into a respectable hockey club once again. The first step was chopping the head of the snake, and cleaning out the team’s top management staff, which most notably included the pitiful Kevin Lowe. The “Old Boys Club” was final disbanded as Lowe and MacTavish were all repositioned into positions of lesser power and, former tough guy, Dave Semenko being fired completely. Bob Nicholson, a prov

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OILERS SIGN MCDAVID

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-07-03

The Edmonton Oilers took care of some business before the break (hockey slumbers now, mostly) by signing No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid today. The contract is for $11.325M over three years, all in. For our purposes, it’s best to assume he’ll max out on everything, meaning $3.775M per annum for cap purposes. UP TO DATE 50-MAN LIST (46) G Cam Talbot (No. 1) G Ben Scrivens (On the way out of town?) G Laurent Brossoit (AHL starter) G Eetu Laurikainen (A great damn bet) D Andrej Sekera (A massive add, Herculean add) D Mark Fayne (A big part of next year’s team) D Oscar Klefbom (The future and the present) D Justin Schultz (newly qualified) D Nikita Nikitin (He’ll make $4.5

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San Jose Sharks sign Joel Ward, are now very clearly not rebuilding

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2015-07-03

It sure seemed like the San Jose Sharks were poised to start a rebuild just a couple weeks ago. They’d missed the playoffs for the first time since 2002-03. They’d fired coach Todd McLellan. Goalie Antti Niemi was set to walk as an unrestricted free agent. Former captain Joe Thornton was publicly at odds with GM Doug Wilson. The Sharks even had their first top-10 draft selection since 2007, nabbing Timo Meier ninth overall. It all screamed turning over a new leaf. But everything Wilson has done since last week’s draft suggests otherwise. Acquiring Martin Jones and signing him to a three-year extension worked whether San Jose was rebuilding or retooling, as Jones is only 25

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Oilers Entertainment Group Announces New Organizational Structure

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-07-03

(EDMONTON, AB) – Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) announced changes to its organizational structure to facilitate growth in its burgeoning sport and entertainment business. This structure will foster alignment and coordination across operating uni...

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Edmonton Oilers’ fans cheer as Connor McDavid scores on empty net

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-07-03

They came, they saw, they were entertained by the Oilers’ newest star Connor McDavid. Nearly 3,000 curious fans flocked to Rexall Place Friday for the Edmonton Oilers orientation camp to see the No. 1 draft pick in the flesh for the first time. Though McDavid only went through a few on-ice drills, fans let out raucous cheers when he casually shot the puck into an empty net.

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BETWEEN TWO GREGORS EPISODE 1

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-07-03

It's here! It's finally here! The inaugural episode of the most anticipated show OF ALL TIME! BETWEEN TWO GREGORS! 

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Connor McDavid’s dad looking forward to life getting back to normal for the ‘Next One’

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-07-03

Connor McDavid played 66 junior games and seven more at the world juniors. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do

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Connor McDavid Signs and Connor McDavid shines

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-07-03

On the morning he signed his Entry Level Contract with the Edmonton Oilers, Connor McDavid thrilled the fans in his first public practice as an Oilers player. Of course, it was a rather low bar to thrill the 4,000 fans who showed up at Rexall Place to watch McDavid and other prospects go through drills as the Oilers development camp. The biggest cheers of the morning came when McDavid took the ice for warm-up, skated laps around the ice with his teammates, and fired the odd puck into the open net. Each time he shot, the crowd erupted in cheers. Folks were cackling, chortling, whooping, giggling, They were dancing with jingtinglers tied onto their heels. They blew their floofloovers. They ban

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Meet Cam Talbot

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-07-03

The big news earlier today was Connor McDavid signing his entry level deal. It was a very easy negotiation. He gets the max deal, like every other #1 pick. As good as McDavid is going to be, he won't be the lead catalyst in their quest for better team defence. He, like all forwards, will play a part, but the Oilers defensive deficiencies need to be improved by the defencemen and, most importantly, the goalies.Meet Cam Talbot. He'll arrive in Edmonton in late August and prepare for a battle with Ben Scrivens to win the starting job. He is excited about the opportunity.

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McDavid’s dad looking forward to normalcy for son

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-07-03

Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do. McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and then South Florida for the NHL draft. This week, he’s back in Edmonton for the Oilers development camp, his first time on the ice in that orange and blue, and on Friday agreed to terms on his three-year entry-level contract. Excited #Oilers fans chanting for @cmcdavid97 as he takes to the ice at Rexall Place for his first public practice http://t.co/v5SD7Cl99F — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 3, 2015 Am

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Edmonton Oilers sign Connor McDavid; now what?

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2015-07-03

Jack Eichel may have signed his entry-level contract with Buffalo first, but folks in Edmonton don’t care because Connor McDavid is officially under contract now. The top pick in the 2015 draft signed his rookie year deal with the Oilers today, getting the maximum amount possible under the collective bargaining agreement: a base salary and signing bonus that added up to $925,000, plus a bunch of bonuses available that could push his total earnings as a rookie into seven figures. But since NHL rookie max deals are pretty standard, there’s not a lot to say about the McDavid contract. We can, however, look at the lineup he will be joining. Edmonton has infamously missed the playoff

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