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Draisaitl Inks Extension With Oilers

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The Edmonton Oilers have signed Prince Albert Raiders alumnus Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million, the team announced on Wednesday.

“I’m really excited to be back for eight years,” Draisaitl said to Paul Gazzola of EdmontonOilers.com.

“I never really thought about going anywhere else. We have something really special. We have a great group of guys. It’s something I wanted to be a part of as long as possible.”

Last season, the 21-year-old forward set career highs with 77 points (29G, 48A) while suiting up in all 82 games with the Oilers. He scoring touch continued into the 2017 playoffs, leading the Oilers with 16 points (6G, 10A) in 13 games.

Draisaitl, a product of Cologne, Germany, was drafted second overall in the 2012 CHL Import Draft. He compiled 59 goals and  104 assists in 128 career games with the Raiders.

The Oilers selected Draisaitl third overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. He has 50 goals and 87 assists in 137 career NHL regular season games.

Season tickets for the 2017-18 season are available. For more details, click here or visit the Raider Office from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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