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Oilers sign Draisaitl for 8 years, $68M

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Edmonton Oilers signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year, $68 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

The deal has an average annual value of $8.5 million.

The 21-year old Draisaitl completed his third NHL season in 2016-17, setting career highs with 77 points (29 goals, 48 assists) in 82 games, and also finishing with 20 penalty minutes.

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