Picture of Evan Bouchard. The Oilers have signed the defenseman to a 2-year bridge deal.
The latest Edmonton Oilers news feature the team signing defenseman Evan Bouchard to a two-year contract worth $7.8 million.

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


What are NHL fans saying about the Edmonton Oilers signing Evan Bouchard?

Great signing by the Oilers. 80 point season coming up!

With this bridge deal, Bouchard’s next contract negotiation will be interesting.

What a bargain the Oilers got by signing Bouchard to this contract! He will get a massive raise in his next deal.

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