“He is too good to be let go” Oilers coach says as they finalize the re-signing of the young exceptional player to a mega deal.

Edmonton Oilers re-sign Raphael Lavoie after big season in Bakersfield

Edmonton Oilers AHL prospect stock watch: Is Raphael Lavoie NHL-ready? -  The Athletic

The Edmonton Oilers have inked a new deal with one of the team’s top AHL prospects.

Raphael Lavoie signed a one-year, two-way contract with an AAV of $775,000. Lavoie led the AHL affiliate Bakersfield Condors in goals this past season with 28, and he was third in points with 50.

Coming off his fourth full professional season, the massive 6-foot-4, 215-pound 23-year-old played 66 games for the Condors and seven games for the Oilers last season.

On November 4 of last year, he made his NHL debut against the Nashville Predators.

Lavoie has scored 131 points in 202 AHL games since being selected in the second round of the 2019 draft (71 goals and 60 assists), in addition to 141 penalty minutes.

The agreement comes after an eventful week for the Oilers in free agency, as they re-signed key players from their Stanley Cup run, including Mattias Janmark, Corey Perry, Adam Henrique, and Connor Brown, in addition to adding new players Jeff Skinner and Viktor Arvidsson.

Deals involving RFAs Dylan Holloway and Philip Broberg are yet unknown.

It was announced on Friday that local product Matthew Savoie, who is scheduled to address the media on Monday afternoon, had been traded for Ryan McLeod to Buffalo.


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