Oilers sign Tyler Seguin to a five-year, $55M deal
Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that he has signed forward Tyler Segerstrom to a four-year contract, bringing his total deal with the franchise to a total of $55 million, a source told NHL.com.
The deal is worth $15 million per season.
Seger is a key part of the Oilers team’s offense, but he is also a top-end forward.
With Seger in the fold, the Oilers are one of just three teams in the NHL with an average salary of $16 million per player.
Seger has five goals and eight assists in 38 games with the Ducks, who finished last in the Western Conference with a -7.2 percentage.
The Ducks also have one of the worst possession rates in the league with just 19.3 percent of their shots coming from the offensive zone.
Seguin, 25, has had a productive season with the Dallas Stars in 2017-18.
He posted five goals, five assists and a plus-seven rating in 37 games, leading the team with 22 points.
Seguer scored four goals and added four assists in his team’s 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 2.
Seen on a line with Tyler Seel, the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has three goals and six assists in 26 games this season.
He scored two goals in four games with Dallas’ AHL affiliate, the Dallas Keelers.
Sehl’s agent, Todd Reirden, told NHL Media on Tuesday that the Oilers were happy to have the defenseman signed.
“We’ve been watching Tyler since he was five years old,” Reirdensaid.
“We’ve known Tyler for quite some time.
He’s an extremely skilled forward, so it was a no-brainer.”
The Ducks acquired Seguers in a trade with Dallas last summer.
He signed a two-year deal worth $3.5 million per, with a $2.75 million signing bonus and $2 million in performance bonuses.
The Stars signed him to a two year deal worth an additional $1.25 million per.
Segel had one goal and three assists in 18 games with Edmonton last season.
The 6-1, 210 pounder played in 71 games with Columbus of the AHL, recording seven points (three goals, four assists) and two penalty minutes.
The 27-year-old has one goal, seven assists and 18 penalty minutes in 59 games this year.
The 5-10, 181-pound forward has played in just eight games with Nashville this season, registering two points (one goal, two assists).