Unrestricted free agent Tyler Ennis has signed a new deal today. The veteran forward has signed a deal to stay with the Edmonton Oilers. This deal is a one-year deal and it carries an annual value of $1 million per year. Ennis will bring some experience and skill will remain with the Oilers.
#Oilers announce Tyler Ennis 1 x $1m
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Tyler Ennis Signs New Deal With Edmonton
Tyler Ennis is coming off of a deal that saw him make under one million dollars last season where he really outperformed that price tag. He played with the Ottawa Senators and was traded to the Edmonton Oilers at the deadline. In 70 games he had 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points. Not bad for a guy who was almost making league minimum salary.
Overall, this is Ennis’s 12th season in the NHL. So far, he has 133 goals and 188 assists for 313 points in 613 games. He was drafted back in 2008, going 26th overall to the Buffalo Sabres. In his career, he has played with the Sabres, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Senators, and Oilers. Look for Ennis to provide some solid depth for his new team as he has found that in his new role during his career.
Ennis is a really solid pickup because he doesn’t cost too much for what he brings. He only brings 19 games of playoff experience, however, he is a veteran in the NHL and has shown he knows how to work hard no matter what. In Ottawa, Ennis was an older player on a very young team. Despite the team’s results, he stayed focused and worked hard no matter what.
He was a name that many teams should have had on their radar this offseason. Considering his price tag and what he brings. Ennis can slide up and down a lineup, playing fourth-line minutes when needed. However, if needed in a pinch, he can slide up to a second line and be just fine as well. This is a smart signing overall.