Report: Edmonton Oilers Forward Leaving the Team

The Edmonton Oilers will have to carry on next season without forward Gaetan Haas, as he's signed a new deal overseas to return to Europe. It's expected to be a five-year deal, so it's likely he's finished in the NHL.

It's obvious Haas feels his game is better suited for the European style after some disappointing times with the Oilers. Last season the undrafted winger appeared in 34 games but only managed to chip in with two goals and one assist. Back in 2019-2020 Haas managed to tally 10 points in 58 games. While his game has never been about speed and skill, Haas was a great penalty killer and was always productive on the defensive side of the puck.

The Oilers will look to free-agents and trades this summer as general manager Ken Holland has some work to do to upgrade his roster. The team has some big name free-agents internally and will need to make some big decisions on them first. Once they figure out how much money is left over, then Holland can truly go to work and find the right pieces. One piece he doesn't need to worry about considering, Gaetan Haas.

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