NHL: Oilers ink Mattias Janmark to one-year deal, plus other signings

Mattias Janmark
Apr 16, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defensemen Duncan Keith (2) and Vegas Golden Knights forward Mattias Janmark (26) battle for a loose puck during the second period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Forward Mattias Janmark signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

Janmark, 29, recorded 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) and 21 penalty minutes in 67 games last season with the Vegas Golden Knights. He played that campaign on a one-year, $2 million deal.

Janmark has totaled 158 points (66 goals, 92 assists) in 420 career games with the Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Golden Knights.

Janmark was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft. In March 2015, he was traded to the Stars along with defenseman Mattias Backman and a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft in exchange for forward Erik Cole and a third-round pick in same draft.

Blues sign Niko Mikkola

St. Louis defenseman Niko Mikkola signed a one-year contract worth $1.9 million on Sunday.

Mikkola, 26, recorded 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 54 games last season.

Liam OhgrenThe 6-foot-4, 209-pound Finland native totaled 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in 89 career games since being selected by the Blues in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Draft.

He will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Wild sign first round pick

Liam Ohgren
Jul 7, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CANADA; Liam Ohgren after being selected as the number nineteen overall pick to the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild signed first-round pick Liam Ohgren to a three-year, entry-level contract Saturday. Per CapFriendly, his cap hit is $950,000.

The 18-year-old Swedish forward was the 19th overall selection in this month’s draft.

He totaled 58 points (33 goals, 25 assists) in just 30 games for Djurgarden in the Swedish Junior League in 2021-22. He was named the league’s best forward after leading the circuit in goals, points and plus-minus rating (plus-41).

The 6-foot-1, 201-pound Ohgren captained the gold medal-winning squad at the 2022 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, scoring three goals and six assists in nine games. He scored the game-winning goal for Sweden in the final against the United States.

Penguins sign first round pick

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed 2022 first-round pick Owen Pickering to a three-year, entry-level contract on Saturday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the Penguins, who selected the 6-foot-4, 180-pound defenseman with the 21st overall pick of this month’s draft.

Pickering, 18, recorded 42 points (11 goals, 31 assists) in 85 career games with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League. He had 33 points (nine goals, 24 assists) in 62 games last season.

The Manitoba native represented Team Canada at the 2022 World Under-18 Junior Championship, notching two assists in four games.

–Field Level Media