Less than a week after trading with the Carolina Hurricanes for restricted free agent forward Warren Foegle, the Edmonton Oilers have signed the 25-year-old to a three-year contract worth $8.25 million or $2.75 million AAV. The deal locks up the young left-wing through the 2023-24 season. The team broke the news with a press release on their website and a Tweet from their official account.
We like the new guy. We’re going to keep him for a while.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 31, 2021
Warren Foegele Signs a Three-Year Deal With the Edmonton Oilers
Last season Foegele scored 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in 53 games. He also added 20 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 52.9 percent Corsi-For and a relative Corsi of -1.0. Foegele also added one goal and one assist for two points in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games before the Hurricanes were eliminated in the second round.
Foegele has spent his entire five-year NHL career with the Hurricanes. He has 35 goals and 33 assists for 68 career points in 200 career NHL games. Foegele has also added seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 33 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was originally drafted by Carolina in the third round, 67th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft.
What this Means
Foegele will likely be relied upon heavily to play a shutdown role on the third line in Edmonton. Recent criticism of the Oilers is that they haven’t ever had a great bottom six. With Foegele now a member of the team, and the signing of winger Zach Hyman, the team’s depth seems to be improving significantly.
TAMPA, FL – June 3: Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning tends net against Warren Foegele #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 3, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)