The Edmonton Oilers made a wise decision by signing Adam Erne to a one-year, two-way deal worth $775,000. Erne is a talented forward who has shown his potential in the National Hockey League.
I mentioned yesterday that this would be likely after the Edmonton Oilers put Markus Niemalainen on waivers.
Adam Erne was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Lightning for four seasons before he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 2019. Erne played 56 games for the Red Wings in the 2019-20 season and scored two goals and 3 assists.
Erne’s skill set will be a valuable addition to the Oilers’ lineup. He has good speed, is a strong skater, and can play either wing position. His ability to score and create scoring opportunities will be an asset to the Oilers’ offense. Additionally, Erne is a responsible defensive player who can help the Oilers in their own end. Which he showed in the preseason this year.
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The two-way deal that Erne signed means that he will earn different salaries depending on whether he plays in the NHL or the American Hockey League (AHL). This gives the Oilers some flexibility in their roster management. If Erne shows that he can play at the NHL level, he will earn his full salary. If he spends time in the AHL, his salary will be reduced.
Signing Erne to a one-year deal also gives the Oilers some financial flexibility. They have not committed to a long-term contract, which means that they can re-sign him next year if he performs well, or let him become a free agent if he doesn’t.
Overall, the Edmonton Oilers made a smart move by signing Adam Erne to a one-year, two-way deal. He brings a valuable skill set to the team and gives them some flexibility in their roster management. If Erne can perform up to his potential, he could be a key contributor to the Oilers’ success in the upcoming season.