Oilers News: Devin Shore signs a two-year contract extension

Devin Shore #14, Edmonton Oilers Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Devin Shore #14, Edmonton Oilers Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Edmonton Oilers announced they have re-signed one player of their many pending restricted and unrestricted free agents. Devin Shore will be back with the team for two more years.

The Oilers signed Shore to a one-year contract before the season began and he has been a great fit for the team playing in 38 games and putting up nine points in that time. Shore is not someone who is going to score a lot of highlight-reel goals, but he is someone the team can rely on in the bottom six as the fourth-line center.

So what are the specifics of Devin Shore’s deal with the Edmonton Oilers?

The team announced on Wednesday that Shore had signed a two-year contract extension worth $850,000 a season. This is great for both sides as Shore has a stable place to call home and the team gets a solid option to play in the lineup.

Over the course of his career since being drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft by the Dallas Stars, Shore has played for the Stars, Ducks, Blue Jackets, and now Oilers. Personally, I think this is a great deal for both sides.

Shore is only 26 years old and is only a few years removed from putting up 33 points in 82 games with the Stars. This past season he was a center that was above 50 percent in the dot with the team and I think he is going to have a real opportunity to be the fourth line’s shut down guy in the future.

With this deal in place, the Oilers still have over 21 million in cap space to work with for next season. There are a lot of questions that still need to be answered for next season and beyond and I hope we get them sooner rather than later.

Who do you think will be the next Oiler to re-sign with the team?