Edmonton Oilers Sign Devin Shore to Contract Extension

The Edmonton Oilers were busy on Wednesday as they've signed forward Devin Shore to a two-year contract extension that keeps him in Alberta. Shore receives $850,000 per season on his new deal. 

The pending restricted free-agent has provided the team with a decent depth option for their bottom-six and now gets rewarded with some job security. The 26-year-old appeared in 38 games for the Oilers this season, his first in Edmonton, and recorded five goals and nine points. He also managed to appear in two playoff games where he recorded one assist and a -2 rating.

Shore's best season came in his first full season back with the Dallas Stars when he scored 13 goals and added 10 assists in 82 games in Texas. He's bounced around with the Anaheim ducks and Columbus Blue Jackets since and looks to make Edmonton his new home. The native of Ajax, Ontario was once a second-round pick of the Stars.

Shore looks to become the third-line center the Oilers so desperately need, but is likely headed to be the pivot of the fourth-line next season. The Oilers are in the market for a right-handed center to compliment the group and will be hot on the market looking at options. 

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