Oilers Sign Sekera And Letestu

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-07-01

The Edmonton Oilers went fishing earlier today for help on the blue-line. Most of the time, Edmonton would have come out of this with Cam Barker or Kurtis Foster, but not this year. The Oilers signed D Andrej Sekera to a six-year contract to bolster the blue-line. At the same time, the team signed F Mark Letestu to a three-year contract to replace the departed Boyd Gordon. Andrej Sekera: This was arguably the move I wanted to see the most. Edmonton badly needed a top-four defender who could move the puck, and that is exactly what Sekera is. Think of this as Peter Chiarelli replacing Jeff Petry, who Edmonton shipped out back in March. Sekera can move the puck, face tough opposition and handl

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Live: Peter Chiarelli press conference

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-07-01

Watch live at sportsnet.ca Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. ET as Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli addresses the media following a busy July 1. (Note: If you do not see a video player on this page at 6:15 p.m. ET, simply refresh your browser)

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The Oilers have to make some more moves

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-07-01

With the Sekera signing, the Oilers have to make another move. This morning, the Oilers made the move to sign Andrej Sekera to a 6 year, $33 million deal effectively making him the best defenceman the team has. This move I am a huge fan of. Chiarelli went out and got the best defenceman in the Free Agent market and immediately improved our defence. When we look at the nine potential players the Oilers could have in the lineup this season, it's apparent that something has to give. Name Age Years remaining Cap Hit Andrej Sekera 29 6 $5.5 mil Nikita Nikitin 29 1 $4.5 mil Justin Schultz

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Oilers Sign Two

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-07-01

The Edmonton Oilers have added a top 4, hopefully top pair defenseman in Andrej Sekera. They also signed a replacement for traded 4th line center Boyd Gordon in Mark Letestu. The Sekera signing is the big news so far of the day, slated to be on the Oilers top pair for the next 6 years at 5.5million per. A good replacement after the Oilers bungled the Petry situation last season. In Letestu they’ve got themselves a good option for the 4th line center spot. He can win faceoffs, not as well as Gordon of course, but at only 1.8 million for the next 3 seasons his salary fits in much nicer than the aging Gordon. We’ll be back with a more in depth analysis later in the day, and if any m

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Sabres sign Jack Eichel to entry-level deal

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-07-01

Jack Eichel will not be returning to Boston University for his sophomore season. The second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft has signed an entry-level deal with the Buffalo Sabres. BREAKING NEWS: Jack Eichel signs three-year, entry-level contract with #Sabres. Details to come. pic.twitter.com/4nDj6zWcap — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) July 1, 2015 Eichel was the consensus No. 2 pick behind Connor McDavid heading into the draft. He scored 26 goals and 71 points in 40 games with BU in 2014-15. Eichel was just the second player to win the Hobey Baker Award as a freshman. Paul Kariya won the award as a freshman in 1993.

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NY Rangers Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Around Rick Nash and More

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-07-01

The New York Rangers fell short of their Stanley Cup goal in the Eastern Conference Final this past season, and like many established contenders, they find themselves with salary-cap issues as the 2015-16 season approaches. Those issues were at least part of the reason the Rangers traded speedy forward Carl Hagelin to the Anaheim Ducks and backup goaltender Cam Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers last week. However, general manager Glen Sather has more work to do as free agency gets underway at noon ET Wednesday.  The Rangers don't figure to be big players when it comes to signing new talent, but they could be involved in some trading activity. Earlier this week, TSN's Scott Cullen reported t

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Andrej Sekera, Oilers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-07-01

The Edmonton Oilers made a splash on the first day of NHL free agency in locking up defenseman Andrej Sekera to a six-year deal. Financial details of Sekera's contract weren't specified in the Oilers' announcement of the agreement Wednesday, but Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail reports Sekera's new deal is worth $33 million. Sportsnet's Jonathan Willis believes the Oilers did well to land Sekera for the price they did: Hockey reporter Adam Proteau points out another interesting fact about Sekera's apparent, strong commitment to Edmonton: Sekera spent 16 games with the Los Angeles Kings last season when he was traded by the Carolina Hurricanes. Before then

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Calgary Flames sign Michael Frolik to five-year, $21.5-million deal

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2015-07-01

The Battle of Alberta gets more interesting by the hour. The Edmonton Oilers have made drastic changes to start the off-season, but the Calgary Flames have been just as active. They made a massive splash last week by acquiring blueliner Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins (and subsequently signing him). On Wednesday, they added an important piece in right winger Michael Frolik on a five-year, $21.5-million deal. Frolik commanded a pretty penny for someone who has never topped 21 goals or 45 points in a season, but he couldn’t be a better fit for this team. The Flames are loaded at defense, and they have plenty of speed and skill in the form of Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Jiri Hu

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Oilers Land Andrej Sekera

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-07-01

The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent defenceman Andrej Sekera to a 6 year, $5.5 Million AAV contract. Chiarelli got his guy in Andrej Sekera, who many smart hockey minds believed to be the best blueliner available heading into free agent frenzy this year. Sekera done to EDM. six years, $5.5M AAV and a no-move clause. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2015 Sekera admits the McDavid factor played a part in his decision. — Matt Henderson (@Archaeologuy) July 1, 2015 #McDavideffect Incidentally, it's the same contract Jeff Petry signed with Montreal after acquiring him from the Oilers during the 2014-2015 NHL season. One of the biggest items on Chiarelli's list th

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Oilers ink Mark Letestu to a 3-year deal

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-07-01

Multiple sources have confirmed that the Edmonton Oilers have signed Letestu. #Oilers agree to terms with d-man Andrej Sekera on a 6-year contract & centre Mark Letestu on a 3-year contract. pic.twitter.com/h2zUHE6gJ5 — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 1, 2015 1.8 per year for Letestu — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) July 1, 2015 pic.twitter.com/y75x7huMKr — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 1, 2015 The Edmonton Oilers have signed former Columbus Blue Jacket Mark Letestu to a 3 year contract that will pay him $1.8 mil per season. The Elk Point native is coming off a season where he scored 13 points in 54 games. Letestu is best described as a versatile

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Oilers sign defenceman Andrej Sekera, centre Mark Letestu

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-07-01

Box one, check. Box two, check.

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Oilers sign Sekera and Letestu

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-07-01

The Oilers signed 29 year old defender Andrej Sekera to a six-year deal worth $5.5/season and centre Mark Letestu to a three-year pact at $1.8 million/year.Both look like solid signings.

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