NHL Rumors: Jack Campbell Signing Multi-Year Deal with the Edmonton Oilers

Free-agent goalie Jack Campbell will have a five-year contract worth $5 million annually to ponder from the Edmonton Oilers, and from all accounts he's very interested and it's a done deal.

The Toronto Maple Leafs showed on Tuesday night they are moving in another direction by acquiring Matt Murray from the Ottawa Senators. They held face to face contract talks with Campbell in Toronto over the weekend, however it appears the term of their offer was the biggest obstacle. Belief is the Maple Leafs were not interested going five years and Campbell wanted as long a contract as possible.

The veteran netminder is finally getting minutes as an everyday starting goalie in the NHL and coming off a $1.6 annual salary, he's about to be paid like one. The Oilers are a team that lacks goaltending depth perhaps more than any of the contending teams in the league and adding a teammate like 'Soup' is going to go a long way for their hockey club.

Campbell appeared in 49 games last season in Toronto, posting a 2.64 GAA and a .914 save %. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, however, was a different story as Campbell struggled to keep the puck out. He finished the first-round seven-game series with a 3.15 GAA and a .897 save %. This was a cause for concern for Toronto and now he appears set to join the Oilers this summer.

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