Oilers Ink Boyd Gordon to 3-Year Deal, Jason Labarbera to 1-year

The news that the Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Boyd Gordon and goaltender Jason Labarbera has already been reported.  Now the terms of the new deals were released.

The Oilers signed Gordon to a 3-year deal worth $3 million per season.  The 29-year old was said to be a popular choice for multiple NHL teams, which makes the value of the deal understandable.

Gordon has never scored 10 goals in a season and has never broken the 30-point plateau. What he does provide is some size up the middle that will likely be on the third line for the Oilers, something they were lacking. He isn’t the gritty, sandpaper player the Oilers need but his character is said to be terrific in the room, something that will only help the young Oilers.

When comparing him to Shawn Horcoff, the point production is less but so too is the cap hit (almost 50% less).

On the Labarbera front, the deal is said to be a one-year deal worth $1 million, making this signing a great one for Craig MacTavish.

The 33-year old has said that he and Devan Dubnyk are “tight” and that he was thrilled when the Oilers called asking about his services according to Dan Tencer of 630 CHED.

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