Oilers sign McDavid to 8-year deal with annual average of $12.5 million

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed star captain Connor McDavid to an eight-year deal with an average annual value of US$12.5 million.

The Oilers announced the contract at a press conference today.

McDavid led the NHL in scoring with 100 points last season, en route to winning the Hart Trophy as league MVP.

Drafted first overall by the Oilers in 2015, the 20-year-old McDavid has been the catalyst of Edmonton’s transformation from league bottom dweller to exciting up-and-coming contender.

With McDavid leading the way the Oilers reached the playoffs for the first time in a decade last season, eliminating San Jose before falling in seven games to Anaheim.

More coming.

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