Signing season is officially here and the Edmonton Oilers have gotten to work.
The team has announced that forward Mattias Janmark has been re-signed to one-year, $1M contract for the 2023-24 NHL season.
Janmark, who was signed by the team last summer during free agency, isn’t hitting the market this year thanks to his new deal. A key depth player for the team last year, Janmark will be looking to fill the void left by the Oilers most recent cap dump trade of Kailer Yamamoto and Klim Kostin.
Janmark’s Playing Style
Janmark is being re-signed absolutely for his play on the defensive side of the puck. Last season he may have potted 10 goals and 25 points, but his true strength came in his 5v5 defense:
It’s a night and day comparison between both sides of the ice for Janmark, but if he can replicate his play on the defensive end and chip in a few depth goals that will just be what the doctor ordered in Edmonton. There are other players being paid for their scoring contributions, and Janmark fills a critical depth role.
More to come
The fun is just getting started as the Oilers now have some cap space to deal with. The team currently has $7.17M in cap space aside from the rumored Connor Brown deal. Expect them to make a few splashes tomorrow.