In recent Edmonton Oilers news, it has been announced that they have signed defenseman Evan Bouchard to a two-year contract valued at $7.8 million. This contract will result in a $3.9 million yearly salary cap hit for the Oilers.
Was this a huge overpay for Bouchard or is he worth every penny? I will let you decide in the comments below.
At the 2018 NHL entry draft, the Edmonton Oilers selected Evan Bouchard as the tenth overall pick. Throughout his 4-season career, he has played in 184 games and accumulated 89 points. He has also scored 26 playoff points in 28 games.
Bouchard’s new contract does not feature a signing bonus. His qualifying offer on his next contract will be $4.3 million.
What does the Evan Bouchard contract mean for the Edmonton Oilers?
To get an idea of how Evan Bouchard’s contract impacts the Edmonton Oilers’ projected cap space for the 2023-24 season, check out the updated salary cap information for the team.
The Oilers currently have $-390,792 available cap space for the coming season.
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Evan Bouchard contract breakdown
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