Oilers wisely sign Warren Foegele to a 3-year, $8.25M contract

The Edmonton Oilers were very busy on Day 1 of Free Agency. One of the many transactions they made was acquiring Warren Foegel in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Ethan Bear.

Foegele, 25, signed a three-year, $8.25 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

“I’m a tenacious 200′ player. I like to play a hard-nosed game,” he said after the trade. “I’m extremely thrilled to be with the Oilers.”

Oilers sign Warren Foegele

“He comes from a really good program,” Oilers general manager Ken Holland said. “In Carolina, they’ve done a lot of winning the last two or three years; they’ve been a good regular-season team, they went to the final four a couple of years ago. He’s a big, strong guy, he can skate, he goes to the blue paint, he’s dependable.”

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Foegele recorded 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 53 games last season. He was playing on a one-year, $2.15 million contract.

Foegele has 68 points (35 goals, 33 assists) in 200 career games since being selected by the Hurricanes in the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media