EDMONTON, AB – The Edmonton Oilers have seemingly solidified their goaltender of the future, as Elliotte Friedman is reporting the organization has re-signed Mikko Koskinen to a three-year contract. The deal is worth an AAV of 4.5 million/season.
The move completes a full day of transactions from the Oilers, who earlier placed Ty Rattie and Ryan Spooner on waivers and re-assigned Caleb Jones to Bakersfield. The moves come off the heels of a players meeting this morning.
Since being drafted in the 2nd round by the New York Islanders in 2009, Koskinen has appeared in 31 career NHL games, sporting a 16-11-1 record and a .905 save percentage. Koskinen has also appeared in an additional 184 KHL games throughout his career, where he earned a record of 101-58-15 with a sparkling .926 save percentage.
This offseason, Koskinen made his return to the NHL in signing a one-year, 2.5 million dollar deal with the Oilers. In his 27 games with the organization, Koskinen sports a 14-10-1 record with three shutouts and solidified himself as the club’s number one goaltender, bumping incumbent started Cam Talbot out of the position. The signing all but solidifies Koskinen as the Oilers’ #1 goaltender heading into next season, with Talbot set to hit free agency when his contract expires on July 1st.
Thoughts, Oilers fans?
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